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solar plexus

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noun so·lar plexus \ˈsō-lər-\

Definition of solar plexus

  1. 1 :  a nerve plexus in the abdomen that is situated behind the stomach and in front of the aorta and the crura of the diaphragm and contains several ganglia distributing nerve fibers to the viscera

  2. 2 :  the pit of the stomach



Examples of solar plexus

  1. <a punch in the solar plexus knocked the air out of him>



Origin of solar plexus

from the radiating nerve fibers


First Known Use: 1771


Medical Dictionary

solar plexus

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noun so·lar plexus \ˈsō-lər-\

Medical Definition of solar plexus

  1. 1:  celiac plexus

  2. 2:  the part of the abdomen including the stomach and celiac plexus that is particularly vulnerable to the effects of a blow to the body wall in front of it—not used technically





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