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An interlaced structure; a network.‘a meshwork of interwoven bars’‘naked pipes in a complex meshwork on the ceiling’
web, criss-cross, grid, lattice, net, matrix, mesh, webbing, tracery, trellisView synonyms
- ‘The plant cell membrane is enclosed within this meshwork of cellulose.’
- ‘These actin filaments are often used to form cables or meshwork to counteract stresses.’
- ‘Europe was last united in neolithic times, before the inseparable meshwork of land, people, community and trade separated into hierarchy, nations and cities.’
- ‘Currently, there is a meshwork of state laws that address this issue.’
- ‘The meshwork of the outer shell appears to be a spongy layer and finely interwoven.’
- ‘'Your crown,' she said, reaching to touch the delicate silver meshwork wonderingly.’
- ‘Aerogels are made by taking a wet gel - a meshwork of molecules in liquid, such as water - and removing the water to leave a spongy structure.’
- ‘The camera makes a point of showing the elevator, the metallic meshwork of which bears a vague resemblance to the Eiffel Tower's structural composition, ascending to the third floor.’
- ‘Many components of this interwoven meshwork of structural proteins and polysaccharides have been catalogued and characterized.’
- ‘These fibres form a meshwork around fat cells.’
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