Meaning of RETICULATE in English


[re.tic.u.late] adj [L reticulatus, fr. reticulum] (1658) 1: resembling a net; esp: having veins, fibers, or lines crossing "a ~ leaf"

2: being or involving evolutionary change dependent on genetic recombination involving diverse interbreeding populations -- adv

[2]re.tic.u.late vb -lat.ed ; [back-formation fr. reticulated, adj., reticulate] vt (1787): to divide, mark, or construct so as to form a network ~ vi: to become reticulated

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