greater splanchnic nerve

n.

A nerve that arises from the fifth or sixth to the ninth or tenth thoracic sympathetic ganglia and passes along the thoracic vertebrae to join the celiac plexus.

Nearby words

  1. greater psoas muscle,
  2. greater rhomboid muscle,
  3. greater roadrunner,
  4. greater scaup,
  5. greater shearwater,
  6. greater sunda islands,
  7. greater trochanter,
  8. greater vestibular gland,
  9. greater weever,
  10. greater yellowlegs


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