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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

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

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.