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reticular fiber
Glossaries - Histology glossary

fine fibrous protein, made of collagen subunits, which cross-link to form supporting “nets” within connective tissue

reticular lamina
Glossaries - Histology glossary

matrix containing collagen and elastin secreted by connective tissue; a component of the basement membrane

reticular tissue
Glossaries - Histology glossary

type of loose connective tissue that provides a supportive framework to soft organs, such as lymphatic tissue, spleen, and the liver