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  1. having the form of a net; netlike.
  2. intricate or entangled.
  3. Anatomy. of or relating to a reticulum.
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Origin of reticular

1590–1600; < New Latin rēticulāris, equivalent to Latin rēticul(um) reticle + -āris -ar1
Related formsre·tic·u·lar·ly, adverbin·ter·re·tic·u·lar, adjective
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Related Words for reticular

tricky, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling, sticky, thorny, complicated, baffling, complex, difficult, elaborate, formidable, hard, intricate, involved, labyrinthine, rough, rugged, sophisticated, terrible

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Word Origin and History for reticular


1590s, from Modern Latin reticularis, from Latin reticulum "little net" (see reticulate (adj.)).

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reticular in Medicine


  1. Resembling a net in form; netlike.
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Related formsre•tic′u•lation n.
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