noun, plural re·ti·a [ree-shee-uh, -shuh, -tee-uh] /ˈri ʃi ə, -ʃə, -ti ə/.
Origin of rete
Examples from the Web for rete
The main artery of the fore- and hind-limbs breaks up into a rete mirabile of numerous small parallel branches.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)|Henry O. Forbes
In the human brain there is no rete mirabile, though such an organ is found in the calf.The Legacy of Greece|Various
In the figure, the cross-lines are partly hidden by the Rete, which is separate and removable, and revolves within the border.
The principal one of these was the ‘Rete’ and is shown in Fig. 2.Astronomical Lore in Chaucer|Florence M. Grimm
As the Rete revolves, it points to the different degrees of the border.
British Dictionary definitions for rete
noun plural retia (ˈriːʃɪə, -tɪə)
Word Origin for rete
Word Origin and History for rete
late 14c., in anatomy, from Latin rete "net" (see reticulate (adj.)). Plural is retia.