kinesics

Pronounced: kuh-NEE-sicks, noun (alternate pronunciations: “ky” instead of “kuh” in the first syllable, and “zicks” instead of “sicks” for the last syllable)

Notes: I was kind of close to the meaning of this word


Yesterday’s word

The word reticulate means

  • resembling a net
  • being or involving evolutionary change dependent on genetic recombination involving diverse interbreeding populations
Background / Comments

The word comes from Latin reticulum (small net). The word tends to be used by scientists to describe a net-like formation of veins, fibers, or lines that crosses something. For example, a leaf with a pattern of veins that resembles a net would be called a “reticulate leaf”.

First usage

The word showed up in the mid-1600s

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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