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A structural protein resembling collagen, present in connective tissue as a network of fine fibres, especially around muscle and nerve fibres.
- ‘The nature, abundance and architecture of collagen and other fibres, like elastin and reticulin, are responsible for the tone, firmness and youth of our skin.’
- ‘Special stains for reticulin highlighted a rich network invested around individual cells and in some areas around groups of cells.’
- ‘The remainder of the marrow showed a good hematopoietic reserve and slightly increased reticulin.’
Late 19th century: from reticular (see reticulum) + -in.
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