Meissner plexus

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Related to Meissner plexus: submucosal plexus, Plexus of the submucosa, submucosal nerve plexus

sub·mu·co·sal (nerve) plex·us

a gangliated plexus of unmyelinated nerve fibers, derived chiefly from the superior mesenteric plexus, ramifying in the intestinal submucosa.

Meissner plexus

An autonomic plexus in the submucosa of the alimentary tube that regulates secretions of the mucosa.


Georg, German anatomist and physiologist, 1829-1905.
Meissner corpuscle - Synonym(s): tactile corpuscle
Meissner ganglion
Meissner plexus - a gangliated plexus of unmyelinated nerve fibers. Synonym(s): submucosal plexus