Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A netlike formation or structure; a network.
  • noun Zoology The second compartment of the stomach of ruminant mammals, lined with a membrane having honeycombed ridges.
  • noun A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Dorado and Horologium.

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  • noun A network
  • noun A pattern of interconnected objects.
  • noun zoology : The second stomach in a cow or other ruminant

Etymologies

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

[Latin rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.]

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From Latin reticulum ("net").

Examples

  • And connected with it near to the entry of the oesophagus is what from its appearance is termed the ‘reticulum’ (or honeycomb bag); for outside it is like the stomach, but inside it resembles a netted cap; and the reticulum is a great deal smaller than the stomach.

    The History of Animals

  • The reticulum is the smallest, with a capacity of about one-half gallon.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • Its structure is that of an ordinary cell-nucleus, viz., it consists of a reticulum or karyomitome, the meshes of which are filled with karyoplasm, while connected with, or imbedded in, the reticulum are a number of chromatin masses or chromosomes, which may present the appearance of a skein or may assume the form of rods or loops.

    I. Embryology. 2. The Ovum

  • From this bag (the paunch) in the act of rumination a certain portion of the food is ejected into the second chamber, which is termed the reticulum (i.e. a little net) from the peculiar arrangement of its inner or mucous surface, which is lined with a network of shallow hexagonal cells.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • The researchers also looked at the endoplasmic reticulum, which is where the folding process of proteins occurs in a cell.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • The researchers also looked at the endoplasmic reticulum, which is where the folding process of proteins occurs in a cell.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • The researchers also looked at the endoplasmic reticulum, which is where the folding process of proteins occurs in a cell.

    D Mag - News

  • These two proteins reside in the endoplasmic reticulum, which is a major site of protein synthesis.

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  • These two proteins reside in the endoplasmic reticulum, which is a major site of protein synthesis.

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  • In Neal Stephenson's Anathem, a syndev reticulum is a computer network.

    November 8, 2008