Meaning of RETICULUM in English


-yələm noun

( plural reticu·la -lə)

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, little net, network — more at reticule

1. : the second stomach of a ruminant in which folds of the mucous membrane form hexagonal cells — called also honeycomb stomach ; see tripe

2. : a netlike structure : network: as

a. : interstitial tissue composed of reticulum cells

b. : the network often visible in fixed protoplasm both of the cell body and nucleus of many cells and according to the reticular theory regarded as an essential structural part of the protoplasm

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