reticulum

noun
re·​tic·​u·​lum | \ri-ˈti-kyə-ləm \
plural reticula\ ri-​ˈti-​kyə-​lə \ also reticulums

Definition of reticulum 

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

First Known Use of reticulum

circa 1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for reticulum

New Latin, from Latin, small net

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reticulum

noun
re·​tic·​u·​lum | \ri-ˈtik-yə-ləm \
plural reticula\ -​lə \

Medical Definition of reticulum 

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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