Nexus
A connection or link. A causal connection. A connected series. "Nexus" comes from the Latin "nectere" meaning "to bind." The same Latin root gave rise to "connect" and "annex." "Nexus" achieved some currency as the title of a book by Henry Miller (1891–1980). Following "Sexus" (1949) and "Plexus" (1953), "Nexus" (1960) completed Miller's "Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy."
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SYN: gap junction. [L. interconnection]
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nex·us 'nek-səs n, pl nex·us·es -sə-səz or nex·us -səs, -.süs
1) a connection or link
2) a connected group or series

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n.
(in anatomy) a connection or link.

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nex·us (nekґsəs) pl. nexґus [L. “bond”] 1. a bond, especially one between members of a series or group. 2. gap junction.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Nexus — Nex us, n. [L.] Connection; tie. [1913 Webster] Man is doubtless one by some subtile nexus . . . extending from the new born infant to the superannuated dotard. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • nexus — (n.) 1660s, bond, link, means of communication, from L. nexus that which ties or binds together, pp. of nectere to bind, from PIE root *ned to bind, tie (see NET (Cf. net) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

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