Reticular tissue

Definition

noun, plural: reticular tissues

A connective tissue that chiefly consists of a network of reticular fibers, forming a labyrinth-like stroma to support free blood cells (large lymphocytes) in many lymphoid organs.


Supplement

Examples of lymphoid organs containing reticular fibers are lymph nodes, red bone marrow, and spleen.


Synonym:

Compare: areolar tissue


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