from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resembling a net in form; netlike: reticular tissue.
  • adj. Marked by complexity; intricate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having the structure of a net or a network; netlike
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a reticulum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of a net, or of network; formed with interstices; retiform.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a reticulum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed like a net or of network. Hence, by extension.
  • Having many similar openings which are large in proportion to the solid parts.
  • Like a network; entangled; complicated.
  • In anatomy, forming or formed by reticulation; retial; full of interstices; cancellate; areolar; cellular: as. reticular substance, tissue, or membrane, which is the areolar or cellular or ordinary connective tissue. The rete mucosum of the skin is sometimes specifically called the reticular body. See rete.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling or forming a network


From Latin rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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