- a pierced plate on an astrolabe, having projections whose points correspond to the fixed stars.
- a network, as of fibers, nerves, or blood vessels.
Origin of rete
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Historical Examples of rete
This plexus is called by modern anatomists the rete mirabile.
The rete mirabile is an interesting survival of Galenic anatomy.
The mucines are also constituents of the cells of the rete malpighi.Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing
William E. Austin
The principal one of these, called the 'Rete,' is shewn in Fig. 2.
As the Rete revolves, it points to the different degrees of the border.
- anatomy any network of nerves or blood vessels; plexus
Word Origin for rete
late 14c., in anatomy, from Latin rete "net" (see reticulate (adj.)). Plural is retia.
- An anatomical mesh, network, or structure, as of veins, arteries, or nerves.