reticulum

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See also: Reticulum and réticulum

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rēticulum (net). Doublet of reticle.

Noun[edit]

reticulum (plural reticula or reticulums)

  1. A network. The endoplasmic reticulum forms a network of cellular components that functions as a transportation system within the cell.
  2. A pattern of interconnected objects.
  3. (zoology) The second compartment of the stomach of a cow or other ruminant.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From rēte (net, snare) +‎ -culum (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rēticulum n (genitive rēticulī); second declension

  1. a net
  2. a fishnet
  3. a hairnet
  4. a network
  5. a colander
  6. an omentum
  7. (later Latin): a reticle

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rēticulum rēticula
Genitive rēticulī rēticulōrum
Dative rēticulō rēticulīs
Accusative rēticulum rēticula
Ablative rēticulō rēticulīs
Vocative rēticulum rēticula

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: reticle
  • Italian: reticolo
  • Portuguese: retículo, retícula

References[edit]

  • reticulum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • reticulum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • reticulum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette