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reticulum

noun re·tic·u·lum \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
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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

Medical Dictionary

reticulum

noun re·tic·u·lum \ri-ˈtik-yə-ləm\
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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