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reticulum

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noun re·tic·u·lum \ri-ˈti-kyə-ləm\

Definition of reticulum

  1. 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. 2 :  a reticulate structure :  network



Origin of reticulum

New Latin, from Latin, small net


First Known Use: circa 1658

Rhymes with reticulum


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reticulum

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noun re·tic·u·lum \ri-ˈtik-yə-ləm\

Medical Definition of reticulum

plural re·tic·u·la \-lə\play

  1. 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. 2:  a reticular structure :  network: asa:  the network of interstitial tissue composed of reticular fibers—called also reticular tissueb:  the network often visible in fixed protoplasm both of the cell body and the nucleus of many cells




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