follow Dictionary.com

Simon Cowell made what word trend?

plexus

[plek-suh s] /ˈplɛk səs/
noun, plural plexuses, plexus.
1.
a network, as of nerves or blood vessels.
2.
any complex structure containing an intricate network of parts:
the plexus of international relations.
Origin of plexus
1675-1685
1675-85; < New Latin: an interweaving, twining = Latin plect(ere) to plait, twine + -tus suffix of v. action
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for plexus

plexus

/ˈplɛksəs/
noun (pl) -uses, -us
1.
any complex network of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels
2.
an intricate network or arrangement
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, from Latin plectere to braid, plait
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for plexus
n.

1680s, Modern Latin, literally "braid, network," noun use of past participle of Latin plectere "to twine, braid, fold" (see complex (adj.)); used of a network, such as solar plexus "network of nerves in the abdomen" (see solar). Related: Plexal.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
plexus in Medicine

plexus plex·us (plěk'səs)
n. pl. plexus or plex·us·es

  1. A structure in the form of a network, especially of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatics.

  2. A combination of interlaced parts; a network.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
plexus in Technology

A modular World-Wide 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/).
(1994-07-22)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for plexus

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for plexus

15
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for plexus