[ adjective ri-tik-yuh-lit, -leyt; verb ri-tik-yuh-leyt ]
/ adjective rɪˈtɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; verb rɪˈtɪk yəˌleɪt /
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netted; covered with a network.
Botany. having the veins or nerves disposed like the threads of a net.
verb (used with object), re·tic·u·lat·ed, re·tic·u·lat·ing.
to form into a network.
to cover or mark with a network.
verb (used without object), re·tic·u·lat·ed, re·tic·u·lat·ing.
to form a network.
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Origin of reticulate
OTHER WORDS FROM reticulatere·tic·u·late·ly, adverb
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How to use reticulate in a sentence
The fine reticulated lines in question are caused by the hypo-soda not being thoroughly washed off.
On Egyptian linen we sometimes see, woven or worked, a reticulated pattern which imitates a fringe.Needlework As Art|Marian Alford
The buttressing arches are strongly built, and are adorned with curious bands of reticulated work.The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].|Hartley Withers
Some conditions of the reticulated filaments are covered with minute crystals of cal.
Anything reticulated or decussated at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections.Literary Byways|William Andrews
British Dictionary definitions for reticulate
/ (rɪˈtɪkjʊlɪt) /
adjective Also: reticular (rɪˈtɪkjʊlə)
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
Derived forms of reticulatereticulately, adverbreticulation, noun
Word Origin for reticulate
C17: from Late Latin rēticulātus made like a net
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Scientific definitions for reticulate
[ rĭ-tĭk′yə-lĭt ]
Resembling or forming a net or network, as the veins of some leaves.
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