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rete

[ ree-tee ]
/ ˈri ti /
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noun, plural re·ti·a [ree-shee-uh, -shuh, -tee-uh]. /ˈri ʃi ə, -ʃə, -ti ə/.
a pierced plate on an astrolabe, having projections whose points correspond to the fixed stars.
a network, as of fibers, nerves, or blood vessels.
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Origin of rete

1350–1400; Middle English riet<Latin rēte net

OTHER WORDS FROM rete

re·ti·al [ree-shee-uhl], /ˈri ʃi əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rete

rete
/ (ˈriːtɪ) /

noun plural retia (ˈriːʃɪə, -tɪə)
anatomy any network of nerves or blood vessels; plexus

Derived forms of rete

retial, adjective

Word Origin for rete

C14 (referring to a metal network used with an astrolabe): from Latin rēte net
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