- - r. acromiale arteriae thoracoacromialis [TA] SYN: acromial anastomosis of the thoracoacromial artery.- r. arteriosum [TA] SYN: arterial plexus.- r. calcaneum [TA] SYN: calcaneal anastomosis.- r. cutaneum corii the network of vessels parallel to the surface between the corium and the tela subcutanea.- r. mirabile [TA] a vascular network interrupting the continuity of an artery or vein, such as occurs in the glomeruli of the kidney (arterial) or in the liver (venous).- r. patellare [TA] SYN: patellar anastomosis.- r. testis [TA] the network of canals at the termination of the straight tubules in the mediastinum testis. SYN: Haller r., r. halleri.
* * *1) a network esp. of blood vessels or nerves: PLEXUS2) an anatomical part resembling or including a network
* * *n.a network of blood vessels, nerve fibres, or other strands of interlacing tissue in the structure of an organ. The rete testis is a network of tubules conducting sperm from the seminiferous tubules of the testis to the vasa efferentia.
* * *re·te (reґte) pl. reґtia [L. â€œnetâ€] anatomical nomenclature for a network, especially of arteries or veins. See also net, network, and plexus. retial adj
Medical dictionary. 2011.