Definition of reticulin in English:


Line breaks: re|ticu|lin
Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɪkjʊlɪn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A structural protein resembling collagen, present in connective tissue as a network of fine fibres, especially around muscle and nerve fibres.
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    • The nature, abundance and architecture of collagen and other fibres, like elastin and reticulin, are responsible for the tone, firmness and youth of our skin.
    • Special stains for reticulin highlighted a rich network invested around individual cells and in some areas around groups of cells.
    • The remainder of the marrow showed a good hematopoietic reserve and slightly increased reticulin.


late 19th century: from reticular (see reticulum) + -in1.

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