plexus

noun
plex·​us | \ ˈplek-səs How to pronounce plexus (audio) \
plural plexuses\ ˈplek-​sə-​səz How to pronounce plexus (audio) \

Definition of plexus

1 : a network of anastomosing or interlacing blood vessels or nerves
2 : an interwoven combination of parts or elements in a structure or system

Examples of plexus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a plexus of vessels under the forked tongue where the detomidine is absorbed. Karen Russell, The New Yorker, 4 June 2017 In fact, the suspension seems a bit on the soft side to me in that there’s more bounce after a major bump than a straight shot to the solar plexus. Mark Savage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 July 2017 I was permanently transformed by it, socked from my solar plexus right down to my molecular makeup. Ann Hornaday, chicagotribune.com, 23 June 2017 In the eighth, Barthelemy threw a crushing right to the solar plexus that sent Relikh to his knees, and the Cuban seemed to be getting his moxie back. Bob Velin, USA TODAY, 21 May 2017

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First Known Use of plexus

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plexus

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

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“Plexus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plexus. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for plexus

plexus

noun
plex·​us | \ ˈplek-səs How to pronounce plexus (audio) \
plural plexuses

Kids Definition of plexus

: a network usually of nerves or blood vessels

plexus

noun
plex·​us | \ ˈplek-səs How to pronounce plexus (audio) \
plural plexuses

Medical Definition of plexus

: a network of anastomosing or interlacing blood vessels or nerves

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