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 retia
But, as is well known, retia are also found in other mammals far removed in the series from these under consideration.
Tamandua has also retia, which are also found in the Spider-monkeys.
Some of the internal arteries of Whales break up into retia mirabilia.
In both, retia mirabilia are developed in the tail (in spite of its reduction in the Sloths) and in the limbs.
British Dictionary definitions for retia
noun plural retia (ˈriːʃɪə, -tɪə)
Word Origin for rete
Word Origin and History for retia
late 14c., in anatomy, from Latin rete "net" (see reticulate (adj.)). Plural is retia.