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plexiform

[plek-suh-fawrm]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a plexus.
  2. intricate; complex.
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Origin of plexiform

First recorded in 1820–30; plex(us) + -i- + -form
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Examples from the Web for plexiform

Historical Examples

  • It is also vascular and the veins which ramify it have a plexiform or net-work like arrangement.

    The Mystery of Space

    Robert T. Browne

  • Overgrowths in relation to the cutaneous nerves, especially the plexiform neuroma, occasionally originate in pigmented moles.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


British Dictionary definitions for plexiform

plexiform

adjective
  1. like or having the form of a network or plexus; intricate or complex
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plexiform in Medicine

plexiform

(plĕksə-fôrm′)
adj.
  1. Resembling or forming a plexus; weblike.
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