having the form of a net; netlike.
intricate or entangled.
Anatomy. of or relating to a reticulum.
reticular re·tic·u·lar (rĭ-tĭk’yə-lər) or re·tic·u·lat·ed (-lā’tĭd)
Resembling a net in form; netlike.
- Reticular activating system
reticular activating system n. Abbr. RAS The part of the reticular formation in the brainstem that plays a central role in bodily and behavioral alertness; its ascending connections affect the function of the cerebral cortex and its descending connections affect bodily posture and reflex mechanisms.
- Reticular cell
reticular cell n. Any of the cells forming the stroma of bone marrow and lymphatic tissues whose processes make contact with those of similar cells to form a network.
- Reticular degeneration
reticular degeneration n. Severe epidermal edema resulting in the occurrence of bullae that contain numerous small spaces.
- Reticular dystrophy of cornea
reticular dystrophy of cornea n. A bilateral progressive superficial degeneration of the corneal epithelium and the adjacent Bowman’s membrane.