plural of plexus
Posted By: nn on 2006-01-03
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Subject: plural of plexus
Isn't plexus both singular and plural? My doc keeps saying "brachial plexi" when he's talking about both arms, and I can't find that anywhere. Any help is appreciated.
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Subject: That would be "Kiesselbach plexus"
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Subject: It's brachial plexus .... two words. nm
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Subject: Brachial plexus, not brachioplexus sm
"It's another one of those undocumentable words that are becoming commonly used."
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Subject: Maybe plexus for box, depending on how mangled it's getting? nm
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Subject: also I usually type "brachial plexus" as 2 words. .nm
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Subject: Per Wheeless Textbook of Orthopaedics, it is brachial plexus.
Subject: plural. nm
IMO only, but seems plural SM
Subject: IMO only, but seems plural SM
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Subject: plural has e at the end
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