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
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”.
The word showed up in the mid-1600s