One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Note the superficial scale and tendency for the individual lesions to merge into a retiform pattern.’
- ‘The retiform pattern consists of elongated, slitlike branching tubules containing intraluminal papillae lined by flattened to cuboidal cells.’
- ‘Although they can occur in young patients, a retiform pattern has never been described in granulosa cell tumors.’
Late 17th century: from Latin rete ‘net’ + -form.
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