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1. Resembling or forming a net or network: reticulate veins of a leaf.
2. Relating to or being an evolutionary process that involves the exchange of genes between organisms of different species, as in the formation of a new species through hybridization.
v. (-lāt′) re·tic·u·lat·ed, re·tic·u·lat·ing, re·tic·u·lates
1. To make a net or network of.
2. To mark with lines resembling a network.
To form a net or network.
[Latin rēticulātus, from rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.]
1. (Biology) in the form of a network or having a network of parts: a reticulate leaf.
2. resembling, covered with, or having the form of a net
to form or be formed into a net
[C17: from Late Latin rēticulātus made like a net]
re•tic•u•late(adj. rɪˈtɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; v. -ˌleɪt)
adj., v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. adj.
1. netted; covered with a network.
3. Bot. having the veins or nerves disposed like the threads of a net.v.t.
4. to form into a network.
5. to cover or mark with a network.v.i.
6. to form a network.
Resembling or forming a net or network: reticulate veins of a leaf.
Past participle: reticulated
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|Verb||1.||reticulate - form a net or a network|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|2.||reticulate - distribute by a network, as of water or electricity|
distribute - make available; "The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia"
|3.||reticulate - divide so as to form a network|
form - assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"
|Adj.||1.||reticulate - resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"|
nonreticulate - not resembling or forming a network