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verticillate

[ver-tis-uh-lit, -leyt, vur-tuh-sil-eyt, -it] /vərˈtɪs ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, ˌvɜr təˈsɪl eɪt, -ɪt/
adjective, Biology
1.
disposed in or forming verticils or whorls, as flowers or hairs.
2.
having flowers, hairs, etc., so arranged or disposed.
Also, verticillated.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin verticill(us) verticil + -ate1
Related forms
verticillately, adverb
verticillation, noun
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  • Smaller, secondary sporangia form on short verticillate branchlets a short distance below the terminal sporangium.
British Dictionary definitions for verticillate

verticillate

/vɜːˈtɪsɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt; ˌvɜːtɪˈsɪleɪt/
adjective
1.
(biology) having or arranged in whorls or verticils
Derived Forms
verticillately, adverb
verticillation, noun
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verticillate in Medicine

verticillate ver·ti·cil·late (vûr'tĭ-sĭl'ĭt, -āt')
adj.
Arranged in or forming a whorl or whorls.

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