There are 2 main definitions of reticulum in English:

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reticulum 1

Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɪkjʊləm/

noun (plural reticula /rɪˈtɪkjʊlə/)

1A fine network or net-like structure.
Example sentences
  • The cytoplasm contained numerous mitochondria, fragmented rough endoplasmic reticula, small lipid droplets, and free ribosomes.
  • The typical stellate reticulum and microcyst formation often seen in follicular ameloblastoma, however, was rarely encountered.
  • Generally, oxidative stress in skeletal muscles leads to an increase in cytosolic calcium levels and a slowed rate of calcium uptake into the sarcoplasmic reticulum.
2 Zoology The second stomach of a ruminant, having a honeycomb-like structure, receiving food from the rumen and passing it to the omasum.
Example sentences
  • All digesta was removed and weighed from the reticulum, omasal folds, mid-omasum, abomasum, small intestine, caecum, colon, and rectum.

Derivatives

reticular

Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɪkjʊlə/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Mitotic figures are variably present, and tumor aggregates may extend into the reticular dermis or even subcutaneous fat.
  • A thin lamina propria composed of collagenous, elastic, and reticular fibers may harbor accumulations of lymphocytes, which play an important role in safeguarding the body from inhaled pathogenic organisms.
  • Collagen and reticular fibers stain blue; elastic fibers, yellow or pink; nuclei, fibrin, and neuroglial fibrils, red.

reticulose

adjective

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of rete 'net'.

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Reticulum 2

Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɪkjʊləm/
Astronomy
A small southern constellation (the Net), between Dorado and Hydrus.

Origin

Latin, diminutive of rete 'net'.

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