Meaning of solar plexus

so'lar plex'us

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda network of nerves situated at the upper part of the abdomen, behind the stomach and in front of the aorta.
  2. a point on the stomach wall, just below the sternum, where a blow will affect this nerve center.
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