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n. pl. re·ti·a (rē′tē-ə, rē′shə)
An anatomical mesh or network, as of veins, arteries, or nerves.

[Latin rēte, net.]


n, pl retia (ˈriːʃɪə; -tɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy any network of nerves or blood vessels; plexus
[C14 (referring to a metal network used with an astrolabe): from Latin rēte net]
ˈretial adj


(ˈri ti)

n., pl. re•ti•a (ˈri ʃi ə, -ʃə, -ti ə)
a network, as of fibers, nerves, or blood vessels.
[1350–1400; Middle English riet < Latin rēte net]
re′ti•al (-ʃi əl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rete - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vesselsrete - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
aortic plexus - a plexus of lymph nodes in the lower portion of the abdominal aorta
nerve plexus - a network of intersecting nerves
choroid plexus, plexus choroideus - a vascular plexus of the cerebral ventricles that regulate intraventricular pressure
lumbar plexus, plexus lumbalis - a lymphatic plexus located along the lower portion of the aorta and iliac vessels
pterygoid plexus - a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins
rete testis - network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
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