- netted; covered with a network.
- Botany. having the veins or nerves disposed like the threads of a net.
- to form into a network.
- to cover or mark with a network.
- to form a network.
Origin of reticulate
Related Words for reticulatesew, incorporate, entwine, construct, compose, zigzag, knit, create, fuse, fabricate, twist, fold, intertwine, careen, snake, splice, introduce, braid, spin, loop
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Historical Examples of reticulate
The stem is subequal, cespitose, reticulate to the base, pulverulent below.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Reticulate: In the form of a network, like the veins of a leaf (Fig. 146, a).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
The wall on the north side, of reticulate work, can be distinguished in Fig. 55.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
The like Reticulate grain is observable in some Russia Leather.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne
They are usually arranged so as to form a reticulate skeleton.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa
- in the form of a network or having a network of partsa reticulate leaf
- resembling, covered with, or having the form of a net
- to form or be formed into a net
Word Origin for reticulate
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).
1787, back-formation from reticulated (1728), from reticulate (adj.). Related: Reticulating.
- Resembling or forming a net or network, as the veins of some leaves.