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plexus

  

      n   pl   , -uses, -us  
1    any complex network of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels  
2    an intricate network or arrangement  
     (C17: New Latin, from Latin plectere to braid, plait)  


choroid plexus  
      n   a multilobed vascular membrane, projecting into the cerebral ventricles, that secretes cerebrospinal fluid  
solar plexus  
      n  
1      (Anatomy)   the network of sympathetic nerves situated behind the stomach that supply the abdominal organs  
2    not in technical usage   the part of the stomach beneath the diaphragm; pit of the stomach  
     (C18: referring to resemblance between the radial network of nerves and ganglia and the rays of the sun)  
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