reticular

adjective
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

Examples of reticular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your mindset stems from a collection of neurons at the top of your brain stem called the reticular activating system (RAS) that acts as the search engine of your brain. Gregg Brown, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2021 These peels can penetrate into the reticular dermis (the lower level of the dermis, which sits below the papillary dermis). Farwa Shah, SELF, 3 Dec. 2019 He was drawn to a thin layer of inhibitory neurons called the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), which wraps around the rest of the thalamus like a shell. Quanta Magazine, 24 Sep. 2019 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, 18 Jan. 2018 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, 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of reticular

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reticular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reticular. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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reticular

adjective
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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