Pronunciation: re-tik′yū-lŭm, -lă
- A fine network formed by cells, or formed of certain structures within cells or of connective tissue fibers between cells.
- The second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant, a comparatively small chamber communicating with the rumen; sometimes called the honeycomb because of the characteristic structure of its wall.
[L. dim of rete, a net]
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