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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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Turn the rete and stars rise and set, crossing the horizon-edge of the tympan's nested circles.
This funding is in addition to the 324 million Euro already provided to Snam by the EIB during 2015 for projects by Snam Rete Gas and Italgas.
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The potential buyers are Italian infrastructure fund F2i, Snam Rete Gas SpA's (SRG.
Snam Rete Gas results were boosted by the 2009 purchases of gas storage company Stogit and distributor Italgas from Eni.
Snam Rete Gas has just come out from the acquisition of (gas distributor) Italgas and (storage company) Stogit and it has yet to be valued," chief executive Paolo Scaroni said in an interview with la Repubblica published.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it would lend money to Snam Rete Gas.
According to the agreement, Galsi will develop the engineering and obtain the main permits and authorizations required, and Snam Rete Gas will build the pipeline and subsequently manage the gas transport activities.
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Gazprom could take a stake in ENI unit Enipower as part of the deal, Scaroni said as he fleshed out the statement, but will not be buying into gas network operator Snam Rete Gas.