rete

[ ree-tee ]
/ ˈri ti /

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-uh l] /ˈri ʃi əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for retia

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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Medical definitions for retia

rete
[ rētē ]

n. pl. re•ti•a (tē-ə, rēshə)

An anatomical mesh, network, or structure, as of veins, arteries, or nerves.

Other words from rete

reti•al (-tē-əl, -shəl) adj.
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