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rete

 [re´te] (L.)
arterial rete (rete arterio´sum) an anastomotic network of arterioles or minute arteries, just before they become capillaries.
articular rete a network of anastomosing blood vessels in or around a joint.
rete lymphocapilla´re any of the closed, freely communicating networks formed by the lymphocapillary vessels.
rete malpi´ghii the innermost stratum of epidermis.
rete mira´bile a vascular network formed by division of an artery or vein into many smaller vessels that reunite into a single vessel; in the human this occurs only in the arterioles that supply the glomeruli of the kidney.
rete tes´tis the network of channels formed in the mediastinum of the testis by the seminiferous tubules.
rete veno´sum an anastomotic network of small veins; called also venous network.

re·te

, pl.

re·ti·a

(rē'tē; rē'shē-ă, -tē-ă),
1. Synonym(s): network (1)
2. A structure composed of a fibrous network or mesh.
[L. a net]

rete

/re·te/ (re´te) pl. re´tia   [L.] a network or meshwork, especially of blood vessels.
rete arterio´sum  an anastomotic network of minute arteries, just before they become arterioles or capillaries.
articular rete  a network of anastomosing blood vessels in or around a joint.
malpighian rete  stratum germinativum.
rete mira´bile 
1. a vascular network formed by division of an artery or vein into many smaller vessels that reunite into a single vessel.
2. arterial anastomosis of the brain occurring between the external and internal carotid arteries due to longstanding thrombosis of the latter.
rete ova´rii  a homologue of the rete testis, developed in the early female fetus but vestigial in the adult.
rete subpapilla´re  the network of arteries at the boundary between the papillary and reticular layers of the dermis.
rete tes´tis  a network formed in the mediastinum testis by the seminiferous tubules.
rete veno´sum  an anastomotic network of small veins.

rete

(rē′tē)
n. pl. retia (rē′tē-ə, rē′shə)
An anatomical mesh or network, as of veins, arteries, or nerves.

rete

[rē′tē]
Etymology: L, net
a network, especially of arteries or veins. retial [rē′tē·əl] , adj.

re·te

, reta, pl. retia (rē'tē, -ă, -shē-a) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): network (1) .
2. A structure composed of a fibrous network or mesh.
[L. a net]

rete

A mesh or network, as of blood vessels. From the Latin rete, a net.

rete

or

rete mirabile

a system of arterial and venous capillaries in which COUNTERCURRENT EXCHANGE can occur.

Such a network occurs in, for example, the wall of the swim bladder, enabling the wall to be supplied with blood without a large loss of oxygen from the bladder into the blood.

rete (epithelial) (rē´tē) ridges,

n.pl extensions of the epithelium into the connective tissue. They occur to an excess where epithelium-lined tissues are irritated and inflamed such as the junctional epithelium during periodontal disease. Outdated term is
rete pegs.

rete

pl. retia [L.] a network or meshwork, especially of blood vessels.

arterial rete, rete arteriosum
an anastomotic network of minute arteries, just before they become capillaries.
articular rete
a network of anastomosing blood vessels in or around a joint.
blood vessel rete
visible networks of vessels; see also rete mirabile (below).
rete carpi dorsale
a network of small vessels over the dorsal aspect of the carpus in the horse.
rete malpighii
the innermost stratum of epidermis.
rete mirabile
a vascular network formed by division of an artery or vein into many smaller vessels that reunite into a single vessel, such as the carotid rete mirabile (epidural rete) at the base of the brain of ruminants.
rete mirabile ophthalmicum
a small arterial network in the orbit of ruminants.
rete pegs
inward projections of the epidermis into the dermis, as seen histologically in vertical sections.
rete ridge
marked undulations of the dermoepidermal junction; not a feature of normal skin in animals except in certain areas such as the footpads and planum nasale of carnivores.
rete testis
the network of channels formed in the mediastinum of the testis by the seminiferous tubules.
rete tubules
a network composed of tubules, e.g. seminiferous tubules.
rete vasculosa
networks of vessels as in the lungs.
rete venosum
an anastomotic network of small veins.
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