rete

noun
re·​te | \ ˈrē-tē How to pronounce rete (audio) , ˈrā- How to pronounce rete (audio) \
plural retia\ ˈrē-​tē-​ə How to pronounce rete (audio) , ˈrā-​ \

Definition of rete

1 : a network especially of blood vessels or nerves : plexus
2 : an anatomical part resembling or including a network

First Known Use of rete

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rete

New Latin, from Latin, net

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“Rete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rete. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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rete

noun
re·​te | \ ˈrēt-ē How to pronounce rete (audio) , ˈrāt- How to pronounce rete (audio) \
plural retia\ ˈrēt-​ē-​ə How to pronounce rete (audio) , ˈrāt-​ How to pronounce rete (audio) \

Medical Definition of rete

1 : a network especially of blood vessels or nerves : plexus
2 : an anatomical part resembling or including a network

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