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[ree-tuh-fawrm, ret-uh-]
  1. netlike; reticulate.
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Origin of retiform

1685–95; < New Latin rētiformis, equivalent to Latin rēt- (stem of rēte) net + -i- -i- + -formis -form
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Historical Examples of retiform

  • On the smaller islands, the quartz-rock is intersected by retiform veins of iron ore.

    The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2

    George Finlayson

British Dictionary definitions for retiform


  1. rare netlike; reticulate
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Word Origin for retiform

C17: from Latin rēte net + forma shape
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retiform in Medicine


(rētə-fôrm′, rĕtə-)
  1. Arranged like a net; reticulate.
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