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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
reticulate
1658, from L. reticulatus "having a net-like pattern," from reticulum "little net," dim. of rete "net," which probably is cognate with Lith. retis "sieve," and from either the root of L. rarus "thin" or another PIE root meaning "twist, bind." Reticular is attested from 1597.
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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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