Reticulum Definition

rĭ-tĭkyə-ləm
reticula
noun
reticula
A netlike pattern or structure; network.
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A S constellation between Dorado and Horologium.
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Any network or netlike structure, as the weblike structure found in the protoplasm of many cells.
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The second chamber of the stomach of cud-chewing animals, as cows.
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Synonyms:
  • second-stomach
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pronoun

(astronomy) A small constellation of the southern summer sky, said to resemble a reticle. It lies between the constellations of Horologium and Dorado.

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(Chinese, astronomy) Classified as two of 23 "Southern Asterisms" (近南極星區, JìnnánjíxÄ«ngqÅ«)

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Origin of Reticulum

  • Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From later Latin reticulum, a "reticle". The meaning is often wrongly interpreted as a "net", which is an older meaning of the Latin root word.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin rēticulum diminutive of rēte net

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin reticulum (“net").

    From Wiktionary

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