rete mirabile

noun
rete mi·​rab·​i·​le | \ -mə̇ˈrabəˌlē \
plural retia mirabilia\ -​ˌmirəˈbilēə \

Definition of rete mirabile

: a small but dense network of blood vessels formed by the breaking up of a larger vessel into branches that usually reunite into one trunk and believed especially important as an oxygen-storing mechanism in aquatic mammals

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“Rete mirabile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rete%20mirabile. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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