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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: re-tik'yu-lum, -la


  1. A fine network formed by cells, or formed of certain structures within cells or of connective tissue fibers between cells.
  2. 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.

Synonym(s): neuroglia

[L. dim of rete, a net]

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