1. [syn: plexus, rete]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Plexus \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.
3. 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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting
nerves or intersecting lymph vessels [syn: plexus,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
83 Moby Thesaurus words for "plexus":
afferent neuron, arabesque, autonomic nervous system, axon,
basketry, basketwork, brain, cancellation, central nervous system,
cerebral cortex, craniosacral nervous system, cross-hatching,
crossing-out, dendrite, effector organ, efferent neuron, filigree,
fret, fretwork, ganglion, grate, grating, gray matter, grid,
gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching, interlacement,
internuncial neuron, intertexture, intertwinement, lace, lacery,
lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework, medullary sheath, mesh,
meshes, meshwork, nerve, nerve trunk, nervous system, net, netting,
network, neuron, peripheral nervous system, plexure, raddle,
reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum, riddle, screen,
screening, sensorium, sensory area, sensory cell, sieve,
solar plexus, spinal cord, synapse, texture,
thoracolumbar nervous system, tissue, tracery, trellis,
trelliswork, wattle, weave, weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft,
white matter, wicker, wickerwork
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
A modular web server written in Perl by Tony
Sanders . Comes with interfaces to allow
many other information services to be served via the Web.
Version 3.0m 1994-07-22 (ftp://ftp.earth.com/plexus/).