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reticulum 1

Syllabification: re·tic·u·lum
Pronunciation: /rəˈtikyələm/

noun (plural reticula-lə)

1A fine network or netlike structure. See also endoplasmic reticulum.
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 honeycomblike 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

reticular

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Pronunciation: /rəˈtikyələr/
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.

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Reticulum 2 Syllabification: Re·tic·u·lum
Pronunciation: /rəˈtikyələm/
Astronomy
1A small southern constellation (the Net), between Dorado and Hydrus.
1.1 (as genitive Reticuliriˈtikyəˌlī) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Beta Reticuli

Origin

Latin, diminutive of rete 'net'.

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