reticular

Mar. 3rd, 2011 09:59 am
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re·tic·u·lar

   
[ri-tik-yuh-ler]

–adjective
1. having the form of a net; netlike
2. intricate or entangled
3. Anatomy: of or pertaining to a reticulum

(Once I read the third meaning, I remembered the endoplasmic reticulum!

re·tic·u·lum


[ri-tik-yuh-luhm]

–noun, plural: -la  [-luh] for 1-3, genitive -li  [-lahy] for 4
1. a network; any reticulated system or structure.
2. Anatomy
a. a network of intercellular fibers in certain tissues
b. a network of structures in the endoplasm or nucleus of certain cells

3. Zoology: the second stomach of ruminating animals, between the rumen and the omasum.
4. (initial capital letter) Astronomy: the Net, a southern constellation between Dorado and Hydrus)

reniform

Jan. 30th, 2011 06:45 pm
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ren·i·form

   
[ren-uh-fawrm, ree-nuh-]

–adjective
kidney-shaped

raddle

Jan. 6th, 2011 10:48 am
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rad·dle

   
[rad-l]

–verb (used with object), -dled, -dling
to interweave; wattle

raddle (2)

-noun
1. ruddle (a red variety of ocher, used for marking sheep, coloring, etc.)

–verb (used with object)
2. ruddle (to mark or color with ruddle)
3. to color coarsely

Also, reddle.

rimose

Nov. 30th, 2010 10:27 pm
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ri·mose

   
[rahy-mohs, rahy-mohs]

–adjective
full of crevices, chinks, or cracks.

(Also, ri·mous  
[rahy-muhs])

—Related forms
ri·mose·ly, adverb

ri·mos·i·ty noun
[rahy-mos-i-tee]

raptorial

Nov. 28th, 2010 09:13 pm
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rap·to·ri·al



-adjective
1. Subsisting by seizing prey; predatory.
2. Adapted for the seizing of prey.
3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of birds of prey.

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