[ 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 retere·ti·al [ree-shee-uh l] /ˈri ʃi əl/, adjective
Words nearby rete
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British Dictionary definitions for retial
/ (ˈriːtɪ) /
noun plural retia (ˈriːʃɪə, -tɪə)
anatomy any network of nerves or blood vessels; plexus
Derived forms of reteretial, 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 retial
[ rē′tē ]
n. pl. re•ti•a (rē′tē-ə, rē′shə)
An anatomical mesh, network, or structure, as of veins, arteries, or nerves.
Other words from retere′ti•al (-tē-əl, -shəl) adj.
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