Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
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.]
re•tic•u•la•tion(rɪˌtɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən)
a reticulated formation, arrangement, or appearance; network.
arrangement in the form of a network, as for decoration. — reticulate, adj.See also: Ornamentation
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||reticulation - (photography) the formation of a network of cracks or wrinkles in a photographic emulsion|
formation - natural process that causes something to form; "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
|2.||reticulation - an arrangement resembling a net or network; "the reticulation of a leaf"; "the reticulation of a photographic emulsion"|
network - a system of intersecting lines or channels; "a railroad network"; "a network of canals"
n. reticulación, disposición reticular.