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EtymologyEdit

Latin, from plex-, past participle stem of plectere (plait, interweave).

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NounEdit

plexus (plural plexuses)

  1. A network or interwoven mass, especially (anatomy) of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels.
    • 1934: I have the sensation of being immersed in the very plexus of life, focal from whatever place, position or attitude I take my stance. — Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
  2. (mathematics) The system of equations required for the complete expression of the relations which exist between a set of quantities.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Brande & C to this entry?)

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NounEdit

plexus m (plural plexussen)

  1. plexus

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

plexus m (uncountable)

  1. plexus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of plectō (plait, weave).

ParticipleEdit

plexus m (feminine plexa, neuter plexum); first/second declension

  1. plaited, having been plaited, woven, having been woven, braided, having been braided
  2. twisted, having been twisted, bent, having been bent, turned, having been turned

NounEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative plexus plexa plexum plexī plexae plexa
genitive plexī plexae plexī plexōrum plexārum plexōrum
dative plexō plexō plexīs
accusative plexum plexam plexum plexōs plexās plexa
ablative plexō plexā plexō plexīs
vocative plexe plexa plexum plexī plexae plexa
  1. twining, plaiting, braid

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative plexus plexī
genitive plexī plexōrum
dative plexō plexīs
accusative plexum plexōs
ablative plexō plexīs
vocative plexe plexī

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