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rete

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noun re·te \ˈrē-tē, ˈrā-\

Definition of rete

plural

retia

play \ˈrē-tē-ə, ˈrā-\
  1. 1 :  a network especially of blood vessels or nerves :  plexus

  2. 2 :  an anatomical part resembling or including a network



Origin and Etymology of rete

New Latin, from Latin, net


First Known Use: 1541


Medical Dictionary

noun re·te \ˈrēt-ē, ˈrāt-\

Medical Definition of rete

plural

retia

\ˈrēt-ē-ə, ˈrāt-\play play
  1. 1:  a network especially of blood vessels or nerves :  plexus

  2. 2:  an anatomical part resembling or including a network




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of rete Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about rete


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