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 (rē′tə-fôrm′, rĕt′ə-)
Arranged like a net; reticulate.

[Latin rēte, net + -form.]
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(ˈriːtɪˌfɔːm; ˈrɛt-)
rare netlike; reticulate
[C17: from Latin rēte net + forma shape]
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