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reticulate Line breaks: re|ticu|late

Definition of reticulate in English:


Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɪkjʊleɪt/
[with object] rare
Divide or mark (something) in such a way as to resemble a net or network: the numerous canals and branches of the river reticulate the flat alluvial plain
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  • Techniques for reticulating the target into an array of 19-m islands by ion-beam milling were then developed to minimize the thermal diffusion.
  • It also brings water from the Waikato, treats it, stores it, and reticulates it for under 50c a cubic metre.
  • Stevenson repeatedly reticulates the Highlands within a system of economic relationships to both its neighbors and a world market, tying regional distinctions to global forces.


Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɪkjʊlət/
chiefly Botany & Zoology Back to top  
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  • Epidermal cells lack ectodesmata and have a thin, permeable, reticulate cuticle with associated swellings that coincide with the middle lamella between adjoining epidermal cells.
  • Prickles on the adaxial and abaxial leaflet surfaces of A. spinosa are associated with all reticulate vein orders.
  • In Arabidopsis roots, the transition from early to later stages of differentiation is characterized by the appearance of metaxylem, which is identified on the basis of reticulate rather than helical secondary cell wall thickenings.


Mid 17th century: from Latin reticulatus 'reticulated', from reticulum (see reticulum).



Pronunciation: /rɪˈtɪkjʊlətli/
Example sentences
  • There is a growing appreciation in ecology and conservation that even those habitats and ecosystems (we will use these terms interchangeably) traditionally considered "insular" are in fact reticulately interconnected.
  • This article applies the concept of "population" to an endogamous group in southern India, the Yelnadu Reddis, who have a distinctive, reticulately structured set of relations with their physical and social resources.

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