re·tic·u·late (rĭ-tĭkyə-lĭt, -lāt′)
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′) re·tic·u·lat·ed, re·tic·u·lat·ing, re·tic·u·lates
1. To make a net or network of.
2. To mark with lines resembling a network.
To form a net or network.
[Latin rēticulātus, from rēticulum, diminutive of rēte, net.]
(click for a larger image)reticulate
leaves of a caladium plant
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