rete mirabile rete mi·ra·bi·le (mĭ-rä'bĭ-lē)
A vascular network interrupting the continuity of an artery or vein, as in the glomeruli of the kidney or in the liver.
In the human brain there is no rete mirabile, though such an organ is found in the calf.
The main artery of the fore- and hind-limbs breaks up into a rete mirabile of numerous small parallel branches.
The rete mirabile is an interesting survival of Galenic anatomy.
A rete mirabile on its course is the remnant of the original gill.
This plexus is called by modern anatomists the rete mirabile.
The rete mirabile is much developed in the sheep, but scarcely perceptible in the Cat.