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myenteric (nerve) plexus


Definition: a plexus of unmyelinated fibers and postganglionic autonomic cell bodies lying in the muscular coat of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines; it communicates with the subserous and submucous plexuses, all subdivisions of the enteric plexus.

Synonym(s): plexus (nervosus) myentericusTA, Auerbach plexus

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