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reticulate

[ adjective ri-tik-yuh-lit, -leyt; verb ri-tik-yuh-leyt ]
/ adjective r瑟藞t瑟k y蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t; verb r瑟藞t瑟k y蓹藢le瑟t /
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adjective
netted; covered with a network.
Botany. having the veins or nerves disposed like the threads of a net.
verb (used with object), re路tic路u路lat路ed, re路tic路u路lat路ing.
to form into a network.
to cover or mark with a network.
verb (used without object), re路tic路u路lat路ed, re路tic路u路lat路ing.
to form a network.
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Origin of reticulate

1650鈥60; <Latin r膿ticul膩tus net-like, equivalent to r膿ticul(um) reticle + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM reticulate

re路tic路u路late路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for reticulate

reticulate
/ (r瑟藞t瑟kj蕣l瑟t) /

adjective Also: reticular (r瑟藞t瑟kj蕣l蓹)
in the form of a network or having a network of partsa reticulate leaf
resembling, covered with, or having the form of a net
verb (r瑟藞t瑟kj蕣藢le瑟t)
to form or be formed into a net

Derived forms of reticulate

reticulately, adverbreticulation, noun

Word Origin for reticulate

C17: from Late Latin r膿ticul膩tus made like a net
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Scientific definitions for reticulate

reticulate
[ r沫-t沫ky蓹-l沫t ]

Resembling or forming a net or network, as the veins of some leaves.
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