reticulum

See also: Reticulum and réticulum

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

reticulum (plural reticula or reticulums)

  1. (cytology) 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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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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