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Definition of "reticular" [re•tic•u•lar]

  • Resembling a net in form; netlike: reticular tissue. (adjective)
  • Marked by complexity; intricate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reticular" in a sentence
  • "One of these filters is called the reticular activating system RAS."
  • "The part of the brain that keeps us awake is known as the reticular activating system, or R.A.S., and is found on both sides of the brain."
  • "The part of your brain that does this filtering is a fine network of nerves at the base of your brain called the reticular activating system RAS."