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reticular

[ri-tik-yuh-ler] /rɪˈtɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
having the form of a net; netlike.
2.
intricate or entangled.
3.
Anatomy. of or pertaining to a reticulum.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Neo-Latin rēticulāris, equivalent to Latin rēticul(um) reticle + -āris -ar1
Related forms
reticularly, adverb
interreticular, adjective
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Examples from the web for reticular
  • The motor root arises from a nucleus which lies deeply in the reticular formation of the lower part of the pons.
  • It consists of fibers or filaments arranged in a reticular manner.
  • The lower, reticular layer, is thicker and made of thick collagen fibers that are arranged in parallel to the surface of the skin.
British Dictionary definitions for reticular

reticulate

/rɪˈtɪkjʊlɪt/
adjective
1.
in the form of a network or having a network of parts: a reticulate leaf
2.
resembling, covered with, or having the form of a net
verb (rɪˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt)
3.
to form or be formed into a net
Derived Forms
reticulately, adverb
reticulation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin rēticulātus made like a net
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Word Origin and History for reticular
adj.

1590s, from Modern Latin reticularis, from Latin reticulum "little net" (see reticulate (adj.)).

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reticular in Medicine

reticular re·tic·u·lar (rĭ-tĭk'yə-lər) or re·tic·u·lat·ed (-lā'tĭd)
adj.
Resembling a net in form; netlike.


re·tic'u·la'tion n.
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