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reticulate

(rĭ-tĭk′yə-lĭt, -lāt′)
adj.
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
v.tr.
1. To make a net or network of.
2. To mark with lines resembling a network.
v.intr.
To form a net or network.

re·tic′u·late·ly adv.
re·tic′u·la′tion n.
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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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reticulate

arranged in a network, as, for example, the venation of a leaf or of an insect's wing.
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