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Related to reticular: reticular activating system, reticular system, Reticular cells


1. Resembling a net in form; netlike: reticular tissue.
2. Marked by complexity; intricate.

[From Latin rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.]


(rɪˈtɪkjʊlə) or


1. another word for reticulate
2. (Biology) another word for reticulate


(rɪˈtɪk yə lər)

1. having the form of a net; netlike.
2. intricate or entangled.
3. of or pertaining to a reticulum.
[1590–1600; < New Latin rēticulāris= Latin rēticul(um) reticle + -āris -ar1]
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Adj.1.reticular - resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"


, reticulated
a. reticular, retiforme, en forma de red.
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Quantitative texture-bases assessment of one-year changes in fibrotic reticular patterns on HRCT in scleroderma lung disease treated with oral cyclophosphamide.
The frequency of radiographic parenchymal abnormalities is nearly 5% and is predominantly seen as basal reticular pattern which may become diffuse by time and progress to honeycombing (9).
To our great surprise," the authors exclaim, "we found the number of mast cells in the papillary and reticular dermis to increase, to varying degrees, in 5 out the 13 subjects after such an exposure.
Three major types are recognized in the oral cavity: reticular, erosive, and bullous.
The most perplexing are large individuals that have been photographed underwater with either a reticular or a linear pattern instead of a pattern of mainly white spots.
A chest radiograph obtained at the time of admission showed reticular opacities throughout the bilateral lungs (Figure 1).
The tapestry is a literal, physical translation of the artist's intertextual, reticular working method, then, as well as a medium that is eminently equipped to give extra dramatic gravitas to the artist's ongoing interrogation of both power structures and the lure of power proper.
UIP is characterized by predominantly basal and peripheral patchy reticular opacities and honeycombing.
1) noted the results of both animal and human studies suggesting that the pregnancy-related alterations in steroid hormones may cause a variety of arterial changes, including intimal hyperplasia, thickening of the media associated with smooth muscle hyperplasia, fragmentation of reticular fibres and loss of normal corrugation of elastic fibres.
Histopathologically, the Pigmented lymph nodes revealed the presence of pigments confined to the trabeculae of medullary part, in the form of black grains in the cytoplasm of enlarged reticular cells.
RETILACTYL [R]: RETILACTYL D[R], boosts the capacities of adhesion, contraction and migration of reticular fibroblasts, normalizes the expression of the major specific matrix proteins of this tissue.