- a network; any reticulated system or structure.
- a network of intercellular fibers in certain tissues.
- a network of structures in the endoplasm or nucleus of certain cells.
- Zoology. the second stomach of ruminating animals, between the rumen and the omasum.
- (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the Net, a southern constellation between Dorado and Hydrus.
Origin of reticulum
Examples from the Web for reticulum
This dish is based on the beautiful white honeycomb tripe, which comes from the second stomach, or the reticulum, of an ox.What to Eat: Offal
January 26, 2010
Reticulum, the Net, is a small constellation to the east of Hydrus and Horologium.Astronomical Curiosities
J. Ellard Gore
The filaments form a reticulum in the meshes of which are contained the other elements.
The reticulum within the fruit is similar to that of the foregoing species.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
Further, we find that the reticulum within the nucleus is made up of two very different parts.
One portion is apparently identical with the reticulum of the cell substance (Fig. 23, d).
- any fine network, esp one in the body composed of cells, fibres, etc
- the second compartment of the stomach of ruminants, situated between the rumen and psalterium
- a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Dorado and Hydrus
Word Origin and History for reticulum
1650s, "second stomach of a ruminant" (so called from the folds of the membrane), from Latin reticulum "a little net" (see reticulate (adj.)). The word was later given various uses in biology, cytology, histology, etc., and made a southern constellation by La Caille (1763).
- A fine network formed by cells, by certain structures within cells, or by connective-tissue fibers between cells.
- The second compartment of the stomach of ruminant mammals, lined with a membrane having honeycombed ridges.
- The second division of the stomach in ruminant animals, which together with the rumen contains microorganisms that digest fiber. The reticulum's contents are regurgitated for further chewing as part of the cud. See more at ruminant.