Anything reticular is like a net. A spider web is reticular.

Nets are interwoven with holes: they're used to catch fish and other things. Anything that resembles a net — or a network — can be called reticular. Many hammocks are reticular, and so is the knitting of many quilts and blankets. This word is often used in biology for parts of organisms that are net-like. Parts of our nervous system are often described as reticular, because the nerves resemble a net and also form a network.

Definitions of reticular
  1. adjective
    resembling or forming a network
    synonyms: reticulate
    cancellate, cancellated, clathrate
    having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
    crisscross, crisscrossed
    marked with crossing lines
    fretted, interlaced, latticed, latticelike
    having a pattern of fretwork or latticework
    interconnected, interrelated
    reciprocally connected
    lacy, netlike, netted, webbed, webby, weblike
    having open interstices or resembling a web
    resembling a network
    having a network of veins or ribs
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    not resembling or forming a network
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