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reticulate (adj) – 1. Resembling or forming a net or network.
2. Relating to or being an evolutionary process that involves the exchange of genes between organisms of different species, as in the formation of a new species through hybridization.

(verb) – 1. To make a net or network of.
2. To mark with lines resembling a network.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1650s, from Latin reticulatus “having a net-like pattern,” from reticulum “little net,” diminutive of rete “net,” a word of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Lithuanian r?tis “sieve,” or perhaps a loan-word from a non-IE language.