- like a net or network; netlike
- Bot. having the veins arranged like the threads of a net: said of leaves
Origin of reticulateClassical Latin reticulatus from reticulum: see reticule
transitive verb-·lat·ed, -·lat·ing
- Resembling or forming a net or network: reticulate veins of a leaf.
- Relating to or being an evolutionary process that involves the exchange of genes between organisms of different species, as in the formation of a new species through hybridization.
verbre·tic·u·lat·ed, re·tic·u·lat·ing, re·tic·u·lates
- To make a net or network of.
- To mark with lines resembling a network.
Origin of reticulateLatin rēticulātus from rēticulum diminutive of rēte net
leaves of a caladium plant
(comparative more reticulate, superlative most reticulate)
- Network-like in form or appearance.
(third-person singular simple present reticulates, present participle reticulating, simple past and past participle reticulated)
From Latin rÄ“ticulÄtus (“reticulated, net-like").