Definition of myenteric in English:



  • Relating to or denoting a plexus of nerves of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems situated between and supplying the two layers of muscle in the small intestine.

    ‘Axons arising from the somas of nerve cells in the myenteric plexus can be found in all the muscle layers.’
    • ‘The gastrointestinal stromal tumor nodules displayed an area of transition to the nerves in the myenteric plexus.’
    • ‘The fibers terminate in the myenteric plexus where they supply ganglion cells, as well as in the vasculature.’
    • ‘The density of the myenteric plexus in appendices was high in the newborn period, and this density was similar to that found in colon from the same patients.’
    • ‘Several possibilities could explain the decreasing density of the myenteric plexus of appendices.’



/ˌmīənˈterik/ /ˌmaɪənˈtɛrɪk/