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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of rete.

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  • The actual heat exchangers in animals are called retia and are comprised of two layers of blood vessels arteries and veins that flow in opposite directions.

    The Source

  • The actual heat exchangers in animals are called retia and are comprised of two layers of blood vessels arteries and veins that flow in opposite directions.

    The Source

  • Capilli retia Cupidinis, sylva caedua, in qua nidificat Cupido, sub cujus umbra amores mille modis se exercent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Non majorem voluptatem animo capiunt, quam qui feras insectantur, aut missis canibus, comprehendunt, quum retia trahentes, squamosas pecudes in ripas adducunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Huius per tria latera dependent retia seu cortinæ de cordulis sericis, in quibus ad singulos nodos, grossa margarita habetur innexa, quibus cortinis tegitur officina: in eius concauitate tenetur tumba quadrata, in qua conueniunt conductus omnium potuum, qui bibuntur in Curia, et innumera vasorum genera, quibus potus omnibus ministratur.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Huius per tria latera dependent retia seu cortin� de cordulis sericis, in quibus ad singulos nodos, grossa margarita habetur innexa, quibus cortinis tegitur officina: in eius concauitate tenetur tumba quadrata, in qua conueniunt conductus omnium potuum, qui bibuntur in Curia, et innumera vasorum genera, quibus potus omnibus ministratur.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • The anterior and posterior plexuses communicate freely with one another by a series of venous rings (retia venosa vertebrarum), one opposite each vertebra.

    VII. The Veins. 3c. The Veins of the Upper Extremity and Thorax

  • Whales, and also seals, are provided with remarkable special networks of blood-vessels in various parts of the body (called "retia mirabilia" by the old anatomists,) and also with a thick layer of fat under the skin, the "blubber" (some feet deep in a large whale), full of blood-vessels.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • Huius per tria latera dependent retia seu cortinæ de cordulis sericis, in quibus ad singulos nodos, grossa margarita habetur innexa, quibus cortinis tegitur officina: in eius concauitate tenetur tumba quadrata, in qua conueniunt conductus omnium potuum, qui bibuntur in Curia, et innumera vasorum genera, quibus potus omnibus ministratur.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 08 Asia, Part I

  • Nec lupus infidias pecori, nec retia cervis Ulla ddum meditantur: amat bonus otia Daphnis.

    P. Virgilii Maronis opera: emendabat et notulis illustr. G. Wakefield

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