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1 a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Hydrus
2 any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels)
3 the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant [syn: second stomach]

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see Reticulum



From reticulum.


  1. A network
  2. A pattern of interconnected objects.
  3. : The second stomach in a cow or other ruminant


the second stomach of a ruminant
  • Spanish: redecilla



Diminutive of rēte "net"


  1. a net
  2. a fishing-net
  3. a hair-net
  4. a network
  5. a colander
  6. an omentum
  7. (later Latin): a reticle


Extensive Definition

For the second stomach of a ruminant animal, see Reticulum (anatomy).
For the organelle of the cell, see the Endoplasmic reticulum article.
Reticulum (, lang-la reticle), is one of the minor southern constellations. It was introduced in the early 17th Century by the astronomer Isaac Habrecht, who named it Rhombus. It was later renamed by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille to commemorate the reticle, which was a scientific instrument used to measure star positions.
Since it was introduced in the 18th century, there is no earlier mythology associated with it.

Notable Stars


  • Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion (2007). Stars and Planets Guide, Collins, London. ISBN 978-0007251209. Princeton University Press, Princeton. ISBN 978-0691135564.
reticulum in Bengali: আড়ক মণ্ডল
reticulum in Belarusian: Сузор'е Сетка
reticulum in Bulgarian: Мрежичка (съзвездие)
reticulum in Catalan: Reticle (constel·lació)
reticulum in Czech: Souhvězdí Sítě
reticulum in Corsican: Reticulum
reticulum in Danish: Nettet
reticulum in German: Netz (Sternbild)
reticulum in Modern Greek (1453-): Δίκτυον
reticulum in Spanish: Reticulum
reticulum in Esperanto: Reteto (konstelacio)
reticulum in Persian: تور (صورت فلکی)
reticulum in French: Réticule (constellation)
reticulum in Irish: An Líontán
reticulum in Korean: 그물자리
reticulum in Croatian: Mreža (zviježđe)
reticulum in Italian: Reticolo (costellazione)
reticulum in Latin: Reticulum
reticulum in Latvian: Tīkliņš (zvaigznājs)
reticulum in Lithuanian: Tinklelis
reticulum in Hungarian: Háló csillagkép
reticulum in Malay (macrolanguage): Reticulum
reticulum in Dutch: Net (sterrenbeeld)
reticulum in Japanese: レチクル座
reticulum in Norwegian Nynorsk: Nettet
reticulum in Polish: Sieć (gwiazdozbiór)
reticulum in Portuguese: Reticulum
reticulum in Romanian: Reticulul (constelaţie)
reticulum in Russian: Сетка (созвездие)
reticulum in Slovak: Súhvezdie Sieť
reticulum in Finnish: Verkko (tähdistö)
reticulum in Swedish: Rombiska nätet
reticulum in Thai: กลุ่มดาวตาข่าย
reticulum in Vietnamese: Võng Cổ
reticulum in Turkish: Reticulum (takımyıldız)
reticulum in Ukrainian: Сітка (сузір'я)
reticulum in Chinese: 网罟座
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