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Pronunciation: net'work


  1. A structure bearing a resemblance to a woven fabric; a network of nerve fibers or small vessels.
  2. The people in a patient's environment, especially as may be significant for the course of the illness.
  3. Any group or association containing several of the same anatomic, scientific, or concrete entities.

Synonym(s): net, rete1

See Also: reticulum

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