- netted; covered with a network.
- Botany. having the veins or nerves disposed like the threads of a net.
verb (used with object), re·tic·u·lat·ed, re·tic·u·lat·ing.
- to form into a network.
- to cover or mark with a network.
verb (used without object), re·tic·u·lat·ed, re·tic·u·lat·ing.
- to form a network.
adjective Also: reticular (rɪˈtɪkjʊlə)
- in the form of a network or having a network of partsa reticulate leaf
- resembling, covered with, or having the form of a net
- to form or be formed into a net
1650s, from Latin reticulatus “having a net-like pattern,” from reticulum “little net,” diminutive of rete “net,” from PIE *ere- (2) “to separate” (see hermit).
1787, back-formation from reticulated (1728), from reticulate (adj.). Related: Reticulating.
- Resembling or forming a net or network, as the veins of some leaves.