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re·tic·u·late

 (rĭ-tĭk′yə-lĭt, -lāt′)
adj.
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
v.tr.
1. To make a net or network of.
2. To mark with lines resembling a network.
v.intr.
To form a net or network.

[Latin rēticulātus, from rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.]

re·tic′u·late·ly adv.
re·tic′u·la′tion n.

reticulate

(rɪˈtɪkjʊlɪt)
adj
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
vb
to form or be formed into a net
[C17: from Late Latin rēticulātus made like a net]
reˈticulately adv
reˌticuˈlation n

re•tic•u•late

(adj. rɪˈtɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; v. -ˌleɪt)

adj., v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. adj.
1. netted; covered with a network.
2. netlike.
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.
[1650–60; < Latin rēticulātus=rēticul(um) reticle + -ātus -ate1]
re•tic′u•late•ly, adv.

re·tic·u·late

(rĭ-tĭk′yə-lĭt)
Resembling or forming a net or network: reticulate veins of a leaf.

reticulate


Past participle: reticulated
Gerund: reticulating

Imperative
reticulate
reticulate
Present
I reticulate
you reticulate
he/she/it reticulates
we reticulate
you reticulate
they reticulate
Preterite
I reticulated
you reticulated
he/she/it reticulated
we reticulated
you reticulated
they reticulated
Present Continuous
I am reticulating
you are reticulating
he/she/it is reticulating
we are reticulating
you are reticulating
they are reticulating
Present Perfect
I have reticulated
you have reticulated
he/she/it has reticulated
we have reticulated
you have reticulated
they have reticulated
Past Continuous
I was reticulating
you were reticulating
he/she/it was reticulating
we were reticulating
you were reticulating
they were reticulating
Past Perfect
I had reticulated
you had reticulated
he/she/it had reticulated
we had reticulated
you had reticulated
they had reticulated
Future
I will reticulate
you will reticulate
he/she/it will reticulate
we will reticulate
you will reticulate
they will reticulate
Future Perfect
I will have reticulated
you will have reticulated
he/she/it will have reticulated
we will have reticulated
you will have reticulated
they will have reticulated
Future Continuous
I will be reticulating
you will be reticulating
he/she/it will be reticulating
we will be reticulating
you will be reticulating
they will be reticulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reticulating
you have been reticulating
he/she/it has been reticulating
we have been reticulating
you have been reticulating
they have been reticulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reticulating
you will have been reticulating
he/she/it will have been reticulating
we will have been reticulating
you will have been reticulating
they will have been reticulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reticulating
you had been reticulating
he/she/it had been reticulating
we had been reticulating
you had been reticulating
they had been reticulating
Conditional
I would reticulate
you would reticulate
he/she/it would reticulate
we would reticulate
you would reticulate
they would reticulate
Past Conditional
I would have reticulated
you would have reticulated
he/she/it would have reticulated
we would have reticulated
you would have reticulated
they would have reticulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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
Translations
síťkovaný

reticulate

[rɪˈtɪkjʊlɪt] ADJreticular

reticulate

, reticulated
adjnetzartig, retikular
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