plexiform

[ plek-suh-fawrm ]
/ ˈplɛk səˌfɔrm /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a plexus.
intricate; complex.

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Origin of plexiform

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

  • 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
/ (ˈplɛksɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

like or having the form of a network or plexus; intricate or complex
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Medical definitions for plexiform

plexiform
[ plĕksə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Resembling or forming a plexus; weblike.
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