- Name given to the chemical substance of reticular fibers, which once were thought to be distinct from collagen by reason of their distinctive structure and staining properties but are now regarded as type III collagen (with its associated proteoglygans and structural glycoproteins).
* * *re·tic·u·lin ri-'tik-yə-lən n a protein substance similar to collagen that is a constituent of reticular tissue
* * *n.a protein that is the major constituent of reticular fibres.
* * *re·tic·u·lin (rə-tikґu-lin) the constituent protein of the reticular fibers; it has been shown to be type III collagen.
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