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Meissner's plexusA 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).
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Meissner's plexusa network of nerve fibres located in the small intestine.
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