[ ree-tuh-fawrm, ret-uh- ]
/ ˈri təˌfɔrm, ˈrɛt ə- /
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby retiform
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Example sentences from the Web for retiform
On the smaller islands, the quartz-rock is intersected by retiform veins of iron ore.
British Dictionary definitions for retiform
/ (ˈriːtɪˌfɔːm, ˈrɛt-) /
rare netlike; reticulate
Word Origin for retiform
C17: from Latin rēte net + forma shape
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Medical definitions for retiform
[ rē′tə-fôrm′, rĕt′ə- ]
Arranged like a net; reticulate.
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