reticular fiber n.
Any of the small, branching, argyrophilic, intercellular fiber elements that may be continuous with collagen fibers.
noun 1. a network of neurons in the brainstem involved in consciousness, regulation of breathing, the transmission of sensory stimuli to higher brain centers, and the constantly shifting muscular activity that supports the body against gravity. reticular formation n. A massive but vaguely delimited neural apparatus composed of closely intermingled gray and white matter, extending […]
- Reticular membrane
reticular membrane n. The membrane formed by cuticular plates of the cells of the spiral organ.
- Reticular substance
reticular substance n. A filamentous plasmatic material beaded with granules that is visible upon vital staining in the immature red blood cells. See reticular formation.
- Reticular tissue
reticular tissue n. Connective tissue in which reticular fibers form a branching network usually having a network of reticular cells associated with the fibers. Also called retiform tissue.