reticular fiber


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reticular fiber

[re′tik·yə·lər ′fī·bər]
(histology)
Any of the delicate, branching argentophile fibers conspicuous in the connective tissue of lymphatic tissue, myeloid tissue, the red pulp of the spleen, and most basement membranes. Also known as argentaffin fiber; argyrophil lattice fiber; precollagenous fiber.
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The finest and shortest crystals are found on the surface of the reticular fibers of the lymph glands.
iii) Stromal Matrix: Compact layer (5-20 [micro]m) - thought to be strongest layer comprised of a complex network of reticular fibers.