Definition of reticulin in English:

reticulin

noun

Biochemistry
  • A structural protein resembling collagen, present in connective tissue as a network of fine fibers, especially around muscle and nerve fibers.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The remainder of the marrow showed a good hematopoietic reserve and slightly increased reticulin.’
    • ‘Special stains for reticulin highlighted a rich network invested around individual cells and in some areas around groups of cells.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from reticular (see reticulum) + -in.

Pronunciation

reticulin

/rəˈtikyələn/