[nek-suh s] /ˈnɛk səs/

noun, plural nexuses, nexus.
a means of connection; tie; link.
a connected series or group.
the core or center, as of a matter or situation.
Cell Biology. a specialized area of the cell membrane involved in intercellular communication and adhesion.
noun (pl) nexus
a means of connection between members of a group or things in a series; link; bond
a connected group or series

1660s, “bond, link, means of communication,” from Latin nexus “that which ties or binds together,” past participle of nectere “to bind,” from PIE root *ned- “to bind, tie” (see net (n.)).

nexus nex·us (něk’səs)
n. pl. nexus or nex·us·es
See gap junction.


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