(Ret"i*cle) n. [See Reticule.]
1. A small net.
2. A reticule. See Reticule, 2. [R.]
(Re*tic"u*lar) a. [Cf. F. réticulaire. See Reticule.]
1. Having the form of a net, or of network; formed with interstices; retiform; as, reticular cartilage; a reticular
2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a reticulum.
(||Re*tic`u*la"ri*a) n. pl. [NL. See Reticular.] (Zoöl.) An extensive division of rhizopods
in which the pseudopodia are more or less slender and coalesce at certain points, forming irregular
meshes. It includes the shelled Foraminifera, together with some groups which lack a true shell.
(Re*tic`u*la"ri*an) n. (Zoöl). One of the Reticularia.
(Re*tic"u*lar*ly), adv. In a reticular manner.
(Re*tic"u*late Re*tic"u*la`ted) , a. [L. reticulatus. See Reticule.]
1. Resembling network; having the form or appearance of a net; netted; as, a reticulated structure.
2. Having veins, fibers, or lines crossing like the threads or fibers of a network; as, a reticulate leaf; a
reticulated surface; a reticulated wing of an insect.
Reticulated glass, ornamental ware made from glass in which one set of white or colored lines seems
to meet and interlace with another set in a different plane. Reticulated micrometer, a micrometer
for an optical instrument, consisting of a reticule in the focus of an eyepiece. Reticulated work
(Masonry), work constructed with diamond-shaped stones, or square stones placed diagonally.
(Re*tic`u*la"tion) n. The quality or state of being reticulated, or netlike; that which is reticulated; network; an
organization resembling a net.
The particular net you occupy in the great reticulation.Carlyle.
(Ret"i*cule) n.. [F. réticule, L. reticulum, dim. of rete a net. Cf.Retina, Reticle.]
1. A little bag, originally of network; a woman's workbag, or a little bag to be carried in the hand. De
2. A system of wires or lines in the focus of a telescope or other instrument; a reticle.
(||Re*tic`u*lo"sa) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) Same as Reticularia.
Reticulose rhizopod (Zoöl.), a rhizopod in which the pseudopodia blend together and form irregular
(Re*tic"u*lose`) a. Forming a network; characterized by a reticulated sructure.
(||Re*tic"u*lum) n.;pl. Reticula [L. dim. of rete a net.] (Anat.) (a) The second stomach
of ruminants, in which folds of the mucous membrane form hexagonal cells; also called the honeycomb
stomach. (b) The neuroglia.