Meissner plexus

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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.
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Meissner plexus

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