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1. Resembling a net in form; netlike: reticular tissue.
2. Marked by complexity; intricate.

[From Latin rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.]


(rɪˈtɪkjʊlə) or


1. another word for reticulate
2. (Biology) another word for reticulate


(rɪˈtɪk yə lər)

1. having the form of a net; netlike.
2. intricate or entangled.
3. of or pertaining to a reticulum.
[1590–1600; < New Latin rēticulāris= Latin rēticul(um) reticle + -āris -ar1]
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Adj.1.reticular - resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"


, reticulated
a. reticular, retiforme, en forma de red.
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