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reticulation

[ri-tik-yuh-ley-shuh n] /rɪˌtɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a reticulated formation, arrangement, or appearance; network.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; reticulate + -ion
Related forms
interreticulation, noun
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Examples from the web for reticulation
  • Unlike the autosomal genome there's no reticulation.
  • The compression of a cellular foam depends on cell reticulation and size.
  • The bulb-coats are brown or gray, thin, with horizontal undulate reticulation in vertical rows.
Word Origin and History for reticulation
n.

1670s, noun of action or state from reticulate (v.).

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