solar plexus
noun Etymology: from the radiating nerve fibers Date: 1771 1. a nerve plexus in the abdomen that is situated behind the stomach and in front of the aorta and the crura of the diaphragm and contains several ganglia distributing nerve fibers to the viscera 2. the pit of the stomach

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  • Solar plexus — Solar So lar, a. [L. solaris, fr. sol the sun; akin to As. s[=o]l, Icel. s[=o]l, Goth. sauil, Lith. saule, W. haul,. sul, Skr. svar, perhaps to E. sun:F. solaire. Cf. {Parasol}. {Sun}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solar plexus — solar plex|us [ˌsəulə ˈpleksəs US ˌsoulər ] n [singular] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Because its nerves spread out from the center like the rays of the sun] the front part of your body just below your ↑ribs ▪ a blow to the solar plexus …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • solar plexus — ► NOUN ▪ a complex of ganglia and radiating nerves at the pit of the stomach …   English terms dictionary

  • solar plexus — n. 1. a network of nerves in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach and in front of the aorta, containing ganglia that send nerve impulses to the abdominal viscera 2. Informal the area of the belly just below the sternum …   English World dictionary

  • solar plexus — [[t]so͟ʊlə(r) ple̱ksəs[/t]] N SING: the N, N with poss Your solar plexus is the part of your stomach, below your ribs, where it is painful if you are hit hard …   English dictionary

  • solar plexus —   Houpo.    ♦ Pulsation in the solar plexus, houpo ume pau …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Solar Plexus — Solarplexus Der Solarplexus, anatomisch Plexus solaris (lat., dt. Sonnengeflecht, im Englischen auch Celiac Plexus genannt), ist ein autonomes Geflecht sympathischer und parasympathischer Nervenfasern. Die parasympathischen Anteile stammen aus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • solar plexus — noun a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomach • Syn: ↑coeliac plexus, ↑plexus celiacus, ↑abdominal nerve plexus • Hypernyms: ↑nerve plexus • Part Holonyms: ↑sympathetic nervous system …   Useful english dictionary

  • solar plexus — noun A complex network of nerves and ganglia, located within the abdomen behind the stomach. Syn: celiac plexus, coeliac plexus, plexus celiacus, abdominal nerve plexus …   Wiktionary

  • solar plexus — so·lar plexus sō lər n 1) CELIAC PLEXUS 2) the part of the abdomen including the stomach and celiac plexus that is particularly vulnerable to the effects of a blow to the body wall in front of it not used technically * * * a network of… …   Medical dictionary

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