plexopathy

Disorder involving one of the major peripheral neural plexuses: cervical, brachial, or lumbosacral. [plexus + G. pathos, disease]

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plex·op·a·thy plek-'säp-ə-thē n, pl -thies an injured or disordered condition of a plexus and esp. a nerve plexus <severe neuralgia due to brachial \plexopathy (Mary Ann Moon)>

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plex·op·a·thy (plek-sopґə-the) any disorder of a plexus, especially of nerves.

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