adjective ret·i·form \ˈre|təˌfȯrm, ˈrē|, |tə-, -ȯ(ə)m\

Definition of retiform

  1. :  composed of crossing lines and interstices :  reticular, netlike; specifically :  being the connective tissue cells of the framework of the lymphatic glands

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of retiform

New Latin retiformis, from Latin rete net + -iformis -iform

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up retiform? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!