reticulum

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re·tic·u·lum

noun \ri-ˈti-kyə-ləm\

Definition of RETICULUM

1
:  the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant in which folds of the mucous membrane form hexagonal cells — compare abomasum, omasum, rumen
2
:  a reticulate structure :  network

Origin of RETICULUM

New Latin, from Latin, small net
First Known Use: circa 1658

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with RETICULUM

re·tic·u·lum

noun \ri-ˈtik-yə-ləm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural re·tic·u·la \-lə\

Medical Definition of RETICULUM

1
: the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant in which folds of the mucous membrane form hexagonal cells—called also honeycomb; compare abomasum, omasum, rumen
2
: a reticular structure : network: as a : the network of interstitial tissue composed of reticular fibers—called also reticular tissue b : the network often visible in fixed protoplasm both of the cell body and the nucleus of many cells

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