plexus

noun plex·us \ ˈplek-səs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of plexus

plural plexuses play \ˈplek-sə-səz\
1 : a network of anastomosing or interlacing blood vessels or nerves
2 : an interwoven combination of parts or elements in a structure or system

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Origin and Etymology of plexus

New Latin, from Latin plectere to braid — more at ply



PLEXUS Defined for Kids

plexus

noun plex·us \ ˈplek-səs \

Definition of plexus for Students

plural plexuses
: a network usually of nerves or blood vessels

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plexus

noun plex·us \ ˈplek-səs \

medical Definition of plexus

plural plexuses
: a network of anastomosing or interlacing blood vessels or nerves

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