Definition of retiform in English:

retiform

adjective

rare
  • Having the form of or resembling a net.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Note the superficial scale and tendency for the individual lesions to merge into a retiform pattern.’

Pronunciation

retiform

/ˈredəˌfôrm/ /ˈrɛdəˌfɔrm/

Origin

Mid 17th century from modern Latin retiformis, from Latin rete ‘net’ + -formis -form.