Meissner's plexus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Meissner's plexus: Auerbach's plexus

Meissner's plexus

Etymology: Georg Meissner; L, plaited
small aggregations of ganglion cells located in the submucosa of the intestine.

Meissner's plexus

A network of nerve fibres, from the PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, lying in the wall of the intestines between the mucous membrane lining and the muscle layer. These fibres control and coordinate the movements and changing contractions of the intestines. (Georg Meissner, 1829–1905, German anatomist).

Meissner's plexus

a network of nerve fibres located in the small intestine.