American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resembling or forming a net or network: reticulate veins of a leaf.
- v. To make a net or network of.
- v. To mark with lines resembling a network.
- v. To form a net or network.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Netted; resembling network; having distinct lines or veins crossing as in network; covered with netted lines. Specifically
- To form into network; cover with intersecting lines resembling network
- In zoology, to cross irregularly so as to form meshes like those of a net: as, lines which reticulate on a surface.
- adj. Network-like in form or appearance.
- v. transitive To distribute or move via a network.
- v. transitive To divide into or form a network.
- v. intransitive To create a network.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling network; having the form or appearance of a net; netted.
- adj. Having veins, fibers, or lines crossing like the threads or fibers of a network
- adj. resembling or forming a network
- v. distribute by a network, as of water or electricity
- v. divide so as to form a network
- v. form a net or a network
- From Latin rēticulātus ("reticulated, net-like"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin rēticulātus, from rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“In reticulate evolution, there is no unique notion of genealogical descent: genetic content can be distributed collectively.”
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