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.
- reticulospinal tract,
- reticulum cell sarcoma,
- retiform tissue,
Origin of reticulum
Examples from the Web for reticulum
It is even held that these fibres penetrate the cell walls and connect adjoining cells, so that the entire body is a reticulum.A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
Reticulum, the Net, is a small constellation to the east of Hydrus and Horologium.Astronomical Curiosities|J. Ellard Gore
In this way the nerve trunks are developed—by a gathering up, so to speak, of the fibres of the reticulum into bundles.
Further, we find that the reticulum within the nucleus is made up of two very different parts.The Story of the Living Machine|H. W. Conn
The yolk is contained in the meshes of this reticulum in the manner already described for other ova.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
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).