reticulum

noun re·tic·u·lum \ ri-ˈti-kyə-ləm \

Definition of reticulum

plural reticula play \ri-ˈti-kyə-lə\ also reticulums
1 :the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant in which folds of the mucous membrane form hexagonal cells — compare abomasum, omasum, rumen
2 :a reticulate structure :network

Origin and Etymology of reticulum

New Latin, from Latin, small net


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reticulum

noun re·tic·u·lum \ ri-ˈtik-yə-ləm \

medical Definition of reticulum

plural reticula play \-lə\
1 :the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant in which folds of the mucous membrane form hexagonal cells called also honeycomb; compare abomasum, omasum, rumen
2 :a reticular structure :network: as
a :the network of interstitial tissue composed of reticular fibers called also reticular tissue
b :the network often visible in fixed protoplasm both of the cell body and the nucleus of many cells

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