pulmonary plexus

noun

Medical Definition of pulmonary plexus

: either of two nerve plexuses associated with each lung that lie on the dorsal and ventral aspects of the bronchi of each lung and distribute fibers mainly from the vagus nerve to the lungs

Learn More about pulmonary plexus

Cite this Entry

“Pulmonary plexus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pulmonary%20plexus. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

Comments on pulmonary plexus

What made you want to look up pulmonary plexus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!