reticulate

reticulate

[adj. ri-tik-yuh-lit, -leyt; v. ri-tik-yuh-leyt]
adjective
1.
netted; covered with a network.
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:
1650–60; < Latin rēticulātus net-like, equivalent to rēticul(um) reticle + -ātus -ate1

reticulately, adverb
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reticulate (rɪˈtɪkjʊlɪt)
 
adj
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
 
vb
3.  to form or be formed into a net
 
[C17: from Late Latin rēticulātus made like a net]
 
re'ticulately
 
adv
 
reticu'lation
 
n

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