noun (plural reticula-lə)
1A fine network or netlike structure. See also endoplasmic reticulum.
- 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.
Mid 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of rete 'net'.
- 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.
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