retia

rete

[ree-tee]
noun, plural retia [ree-shee-uh, -shuh, -tee-uh] .
1.
a pierced plate on an astrolabe, having projections whose points correspond to the fixed stars.
2.
a network, as of fibers, nerves, or blood vessels.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English riet < Latin rēte net

retial [ree-shee-uhl] , adjective
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rete (ˈriːtɪ)
 
n , pl retia
anatomy any network of nerves or blood vessels; plexus
 
[C14 (referring to a metal network used with an astrolabe): from Latin rēte net]
 
'retial
 
adj

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rete re·te (rē'tē)
n. pl. re·ti·a (rē'tē-ə, rē'shə)
An anatomical mesh, network, or structure, as of veins, arteries, or nerves.


re'ti·al (-tē-əl, -shəl) adj.
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