re·​tic·​u·​lar | \ ri-ˈti-kyə-lər How to pronounce reticular (audio) \

Definition of reticular

1 : reticulate sense 1 reticular connective tissue containing collagen fibers
2 : intricate

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An irony of the joint prize (for revealing the structure of the nervous system) is that Golgi remained unconvinced by the Neuron Doctrine and true to reticular theory, which saw neurons as physically connected. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "A Deep Dive Into the Brain, Hand-Drawn by the Father of Neuroscience," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of reticular

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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re·​tic·​u·​lar | \ ri-ˈtik-yə-lər How to pronounce reticular (audio) \

Medical Definition of reticular

: of, relating to, or forming a network reticular layers in the adrenal cortex

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