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verticil

[vur-tuh-sil] /ˈvɜr tə sɪl/
noun, Botany, Zoology
1.
a whorl or circle, as of leaves or hairs, arranged around a point on an axis.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Latin verticillus spindle whorl, equivalent to vertic- (stem of vertex) vertex + -illus diminutive suffix
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verticil

/ˈvɜːtɪˌsɪl/
noun
1.
(biology) a circular arrangement of parts about an axis, esp leaves around a stem
Word Origin
C18: from Latin verticillus whorl (of a spindle), from vertex
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