celiac plexus reflex n.
A fall in arterial blood pressure coincident with surgical manipulations in the upper abdomen during general anesthesia.
solar plexus (def 1). celiac plexus n. The largest of the autonomic plexuses, lying in front of the aorta at the level of the origin of the celiac artery and behind the stomach, formed by the splanchnic and the vagus nerves and by cords from the celiac and superior mesenteric ganglia, and branching to all […]
- Celiac trunk
celiac trunk n. An artery that has its origin in the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm, with branches to the left gastric, common hepatic, and splenic arteries. Also called celiac artery.
abstention from sexual relations. abstention by vow from marriage: the celibacy of priests. the state of being unmarried. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples n. 1660s, formed in English, with -cy + Latin caelibatus “state of being unmarried,” from caelebs “unmarried,” probably from PIE root *kaiwelo- “alone” + lib(h)s- “living.”
a person who abstains from sexual relations. a person who remains unmarried, especially for religious reasons. observing or pertaining to sexual abstention or a religious vow not to marry. not married. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun a person who is unmarried, esp one who has taken a religious vow of chastity adjective unmarried, esp by […]