Denoting or referring to reticuloendothelium. See r. system.

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re·tic·u·lo·en·do·the·li·al ri-'tik-yə-lō-.en-də-'thē-lē-əl adj of, relating to, or being the reticuloendothelial system <\reticuloendothelial tissue> <\reticuloendothelial cells>

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re·tic·u·lo·en·do·the·li·al (rə-tik″u-lo-en″do-theґle-əl) pertaining to tissues having both reticular and endothelial attributes; see under system.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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