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reticulate

[adj. ri-tik-yuh-lit, -leyt; v. ri-tik-yuh-leyt] /adj. rɪˈtɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; v. rɪˈtɪk yəˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
netted; covered with a network.
2.
3.
Botany. having the veins or nerves disposed like the threads of a net.
verb (used with object), reticulated, reticulating.
4.
to form into a network.
5.
to cover or mark with a network.
verb (used without object), reticulated, reticulating.
6.
to form a network.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin rēticulātus net-like, equivalent to rēticul(um) reticle + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
reticulately, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for reticulate

reticulate

/rɪˈtɪkjʊlɪt/
adjective
1.
in the form of a network or having a network of parts: a reticulate leaf
2.
resembling, covered with, or having the form of a net
verb (rɪˈtɪkjʊˌleɪt)
3.
to form or be formed into a net
Derived Forms
reticulately, adverb
reticulation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin rēticulātus made like a net
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Word Origin and History for reticulate
adj.

1650s, from Latin reticulatus "having a net-like pattern," from reticulum "little net," diminutive of rete "net," from PIE *ere- (2) "to separate" (see hermit).

v.

1787, back-formation from reticulated (1728), from reticulate (adj.). Related: Reticulating.

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reticulate in Science
reticulate
  (rĭ-tĭk'yə-lĭt)   
Resembling or forming a net or network, as the veins of some leaves.
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