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reticular

 [rĕ-tik´u-lar]
resembling a net.
reticular activating system the system of cells of the reticular formation of the medulla oblongata that receive collaterals from the ascending sensory pathways and project to higher centers; they control the overall degree of central nervous system activity, including wakefulness, attentiveness, and sleep; abbreviated RAS.

re·tic·u·lar

, reticulated (re-tik'yū-lăr, -lāt'ĕd),
Relating to a reticulum.

reticular

/re·tic·u·lar/ (-lar) resembling a net.

reticular

[ritik′yələr]
Etymology: L, reticulum, little net
(of a tissue or surface) having a netlike pattern or structure.

re·tic·u·lar

, reticulated (rĕ-tik'yū-lăr, -lāt'ĕd)
Relating to a reticulum.

reticular

Net-like.