noun cy·to·reticulum

Definition of cytoreticulum

  1. 1 :  a relatively solid mesh or framework in which the hyaloplasm is suspended according to some theories of protoplasmic structure

  2. 2 :  a meshwork of cells and cell processes (as in connective tissues)

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Origin and Etymology of cytoreticulum

New Latin, from cyt- + reticulum

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to cast off or become cast off

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