verticillastrate

verticillaster

[vur-tuh-si-las-ter]
noun Botany.
an inflorescence in which the flowers are arranged in a seeming whorl, consisting in fact of a pair of opposite axillary, usually sessile, cymes, as in many mints.

Origin:
1825–35; < Latin verticill(us) verticil + -aster1

verticillastrate [vur-tuh-si-las-treyt, -trit] , adjective
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verticillaster (ˌvɜːtɪsɪˈlæstə)
 
n
botany an inflorescence, such as that of the dead-nettle, that resembles a whorl but consists of two crowded cymes on either side of the stem
 
[C19: from New Latin; see verticil, -aster]
 
verticillastrate
 
adj

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