plexiform
adjective Etymology: New Latin plexus + English -iform Date: circa 1828 of, relating to, or having the form or characteristics of a plexus

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  • Plexiform — Plex i*form, a. [Plexus + form: cf. F. Plexiforme.] Like network; complicated. Quincy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plexiform — index sinuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plexiform — [plek′si fôrm΄] adj. [< PLEXUS + FORM] like, or in the form of, a plexus or network; complex …   English World dictionary

  • plexiform — ˈpleksəˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: New Latin plexus + English iform : of, relating to, or having the form or characteristics of a plexus the plexiform layer of the retina plexiform synapse ships … pieced together on great plexiform ways by giant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plexiform — Weblike, or resembling or forming a plexus. [plexus + L. forma, form] * * * plexi·form plek sə .fȯrm adj of, relating to, or having the form or characteristics of a plexus <plexiform networks> * * * plex·i·form (plekґsĭ form)… …   Medical dictionary

  • plexiform — plexus ► NOUN (pl. same or plexuses) 1) Anatomy a network of nerves or vessels in the body. 2) an intricate network or web like formation. DERIVATIVES plexiform adjective. ORIGIN Latin, plaited formation , from plectere to plait …   English terms dictionary

  • plexiform — /plek seuh fawrm /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a plexus. 2. intricate; complex. [1820 30; PLEX(US) + I + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • plexiform — adjective Having the form of a plexus …   Wiktionary

  • plexiform — ple|xi|fọrm <Adj.> (Med.): geflechtartig. * * * ple|xi|fọrm <Adj.> (Med.): geflechtartig …   Universal-Lexikon

  • plexiform — Synonyms and related words: barred, cancellated, crossbarred, filigreed, grated, gridded, laced, lacelike, lacy, latticelike, meshed, meshy, mullioned, netlike, netted, netty, reticular, reticulate, reticulated, retiform, streaked, striped …   Moby Thesaurus

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