- 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 reticulatedsew, incorporate, entwine, construct, compose, zigzag, knit, create, fuse, fabricate, twist, fold, intertwine, careen, snake, splice, introduce, braid, spin, loop
Examples from the Web for reticulated
Historical Examples of reticulated
The reticulated windows of the church belong to the same period.The Evolution Of An English Town
The trees vary much in size, but all of them have a reticulated bark.Botany for Ladies
The rounds are depressed, the edges have a reticulated appearance.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe
These are sometimes strengthened with bands of reticulated work.Old Rome
Seeds subglobose, roughened or reticulated, not carunculate.
- 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.