re·​tic·​u·​la·​tion ri-ˌti-kyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce reticulation (audio)
: a reticulated formation : network
also : something reticulated

Example Sentences

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, 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, 27 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reticulation was in 1663

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Cite this Entry

“Reticulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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