re·​tic·​u·​la·​tion | \ ri-ˌti-kyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce reticulation (audio) \

Definition of reticulation

: a reticulated formation : network also : something reticulated

Examples of reticulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now the researchers are investigating whether drugs that are commonly used to lower cholesterol levels could be repurposed to control viral infections by limiting reticulation. Quanta Magazine, "Cells Talk and Help One Another via Tiny Tube Networks," 23 Apr. 2018 When at last the melons are picked, they will be graded on their shape (ideally perfectly spherical), sweetness (high), reticulation (preferably tiny and delicate), and scent (intoxicating). Bianca Bosker, Slate Magazine, "Why Should a Melon Cost As Much As a Car?," 27 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of reticulation

1663, in the meaning defined above

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“Reticulation.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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