One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Constructed, arranged, or marked like a net or network.‘a pinafore of a finely reticulated pattern’
- ‘One such setting houses the resident reticulated giraffes, who have their own towering barn handsome enough to be a Sea Ranch home - except for the 18-foot-tall door-ways.’
- ‘As they dry the berries turn black and the skin and part of the pulp form a reticulated covering to the seed.’
- ‘The works feature allover compositions in which the superimposition of reticulated lines or irregular patterns of cellular outlines, or a combination of both, are set against dark red or blue grounds.’
- ‘The clear cells possessed abundant finely reticulated clear cytoplasm, which was highlighted by trichrome stain and immunostaining with antimitochondria antibody.’
- ‘Arizona reptile collectors thus take reticulated Gila monsters across the state line, sell them, and then immediately buy them back, so that the creature comes with a California bill of sale.’
- ‘In Arizona, it is illegal for an individual to own a reticulated Gila monster, but not in California, where the reticulated variety is not resident.’
- ‘At the top of each panel is a network of elongated reticulated cells.’
- ‘The stainable DNA may appear in clumps or may be in a reticulated pattern.’
- ‘In his early work, geographer Joel Bonnemaison stressed place and permanence over mobility, but later, it is the image of reticulated space, or networks that feature prominently.’
- ‘Lesions of the mucous membranes appear as whitish, reticulated, lacy plaques of the buccal mucosa, which may be painful (Wickham's striae).’
- ‘There has been a dramatic decline in skin diseases (especially in children), possibly due to improved hygiene because of the installation of tanks and reticulated water supplies.’
- ‘Some animals are unique to this northern park: Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk.’
- ‘His cages are not pretty, but they are very functional, serviced by reticulated water and food at the front, with a door at the rear, adjacent to nesting hollows.’
- ‘Samburu Reserve and Meru National Park, together with a number of private ranches such as Lewa Downs, provide the chance to see the Beisa oryx, tightly striped Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and slender necked gerenuk.’
- 1.1 (of porcelain) having a pattern of interlacing lines forming a net or web.
- ‘In addition, on the table are a reticulated English creamware compote of about 1790 and a footed silver papboat retailed by Hyde and Goodrich, and probably made in New York or New England, about 1825 to 1840.’
- ‘Flanking the centerpiece are Paris porcelain reticulated fruit stands of about 1830 and Parian ware standing female figures.’
- ‘During the factory's first period the flores naturales was also combined with other kinds of decoration, exemplified by the lambrequin border and reticulated rim on the platter shown in Plate IX.’
- 1.2Architecture Relating to or denoting a style of decorated tracery characterized by circular shapes drawn at top and bottom into ogees, resulting in a net-like framework.
- ‘It is a beautiful specimen of Gothic architecture consisted of a nave and an aisle with a remarkable reticulated vault and original inventory.’
- ‘The south wall of the chancel has three Decorated windows with reticulated tracery and a Decorated double piscina in a recess with a shouldered arch.’
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