noun, plural re·tic·u·la [ri-tik-yuh-luh] /rɪˈtɪk yə lə/ for 1–3, genitive re·tic·u·li [ri-tik-yuh-lahy] /rɪˈtɪk yəˌlaɪ/ for 4.
- a network of intercellular fibers in certain tissues.
- a network of structures in the endoplasm or nucleus of certain cells.
Origin of reticulum
Related Words for reticulumscreen, network, lace, cloth, lattice, netting, fabric, lacework, reticulum, openwork, tracery
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Contemporary Examples of reticulum
This dish is based on the beautiful white honeycomb tripe, which comes from the second stomach, or the reticulum, of an ox.What to Eat: Offal
January 26, 2010
Historical Examples of reticulum
Reticulum, the Net, is a small constellation to the east of Hydrus and Horologium.Astronomical Curiosities
J. Ellard Gore
The filaments form a reticulum in the meshes of which are contained the other elements.
The reticulum within the fruit is similar to that of the foregoing species.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
One portion is apparently identical with the reticulum of the cell substance (Fig. 23, d).
Further, we find that the reticulum within the nucleus is made up of two very different parts.
noun plural -la (-lə)
Word Origin for reticulum
noun Latin genitive Reticuli (rɪˈtɪkjʊˌlaɪ)
1650s, "second stomach of a ruminant" (so called from the folds of the membrane), from Latin reticulum "a little net" (see reticulate (adj.)). The word was later given various uses in biology, cytology, histology, etc., and made a southern constellation by La Caille (1763).