- having the form of a net; netlike.
- intricate or entangled.
- Anatomy. of or relating to a reticulum.
Origin of reticular
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Examples from the Web for reticular
Modern work has shewn that many cells, formerly described as granular, owe this appearance to a reticular protoplasmic framework.Histology of the Blood
Charring of the whole skin through the reticular layer, or deeper.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Triangular meshes of the reticular sphere very regular, equilateral triangular.
The diameter of the sphere is about six or eight times as great as the thickness of its reticular wall.
It was found that when the reticular framework of a nucleus prepares to divide, it separates into single segments.Darwin and Modern Science
A.C. Seward and Others
Word Origin and History for reticular
1590s, from Modern Latin reticularis, from Latin reticulum "little net" (see reticulate (adj.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Resembling a net in form; netlike.
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