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Meaning of PLEXUS

Pronunciation:  'pleksus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels

PLEXUS is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: rete
 See Also: anatomical structure, aortic plexus, bodily structure, body structure, choroid plexus, complex body part, lumbar plexus, nerve plexus, plexus choroideus, plexus lumbalis, pterygoid plexus, rete testis, structure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plex"us\, n.
    A network; an intricate or interwoven combination of elements
    or parts in a coherent structure.
          In the perception of a tree the reference to an object
          is circumscribed and directed by a plexus of visual and
          other presentations.                     --G. F. Stout.
  2. \Plex"us\, n.; pl. L. {Plexus}, E. {Plexuses}. [L., a
    twining, braid, fr. plectere, plexum, to twine, braid.]
    1. (Anat.) A network of vessels, nerves, or fibers.
    2. (Math.) The system of equations required for the complete
       expression of the relations which exist between a set of
       quantities. --Brande & C.
Computing Dictionary

A modular world-wide web server written in perl by Tony Sanders <sanders@earth.com>. Comes with interfaces to allow many other information services to be served via the Web.

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Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An interlacing network of nerves or blood or lymph vessels.
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