solar plexus

so·​lar plexus | \ ˈsō-lər- How to pronounce solar plexus (audio) \

Definition of solar plexus

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 : the pit of the stomach specifically : the part of the abdomen including the stomach that is particularly vulnerable to the effects of a blow to the body wall in front of it

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Examples of solar plexus in a Sentence

a punch in the solar plexus knocked the air out of him
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First Known Use of solar plexus

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for solar plexus

from the radiating nerve fibers

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The first known use of solar plexus was in 1771

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24 Jul 2022

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“Solar plexus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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solar plexus

so·​lar plexus | \ ˈsō-lər- How to pronounce solar plexus (audio) \

Medical Definition of solar plexus

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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