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nexus

[ nek-suhs ]
/ ˈnɛk səs /
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noun, plural nex·us·es, nex·us.

a means of connection; tie; link.
a connected series or group.
the core or center, as of a matter or situation.
Cell Biology. a specialized area of the cell membrane involved in intercellular communication and adhesion.

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Origin of nexus

1655–65; <Latin nexus a binding, joining, fastening, equivalent to nect(ere) to bind, fasten, tie + -tus suffix of v. action, with tt>s
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British Dictionary definitions for nexus

nexus
/ (ˈnɛksəs) /

noun plural nexus

a means of connection between members of a group or things in a series; link; bond
a connected group or series

Word Origin for nexus

C17: from Latin: a binding together, from nectere to bind
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Medical definitions for nexus

nexus
[ nĕksəs ]

n. pl. nexus

gap junction
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