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1. Resembling or forming a net or network: reticulate veins of a leaf.
2. 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.
v. (-lāt′) reticu·lated, reticu·lating, reticu·lates
1. To make a net or network of.
2. To mark with lines resembling a network.
To form a net or network.
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reticulated, reticulate (rĕ-tik′yŭ-lāt″ĕd) (-lăt, -lāt″) [ reticulo-]
Pert. to or forming a reticulum or network.reticulation (rĕ-tik″yŭ-lā′shŏn)
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reticulatearranged in a network, as, for example, the venation of a leaf or of an insect's wing.
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