verticil

verticil

[vur-tuh-sil]
noun Botany, Zoology.
a whorl or circle, as of leaves or hairs, arranged around a point on an axis.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin verticillus spindle whorl, equivalent to vertic- (stem of vertex) vertex + -illus diminutive suffix

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verticil (ˈvɜːtɪˌsɪl)
 
n
biology a circular arrangement of parts about an axis, esp leaves around a stem
 
[C18: from Latin verticillus whorl (of a spindle), from vertex]

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