Definition of Meissner's plexus in English:

Meissner's plexus

noun

Anatomy
  • A fine network of autonomic nerve fibres and ganglion cells located in the submucosal layer of the gastrointestinal tract; also called submucosal plexus.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Quain's Elements of Anatomy. Described by Meissner 1857, in Zeitschr. f. Rationelle Medicin 8 364.