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verticillaster

[vur-tuh-si-las-ter] /ˌvɜr tə sɪˈlæs tər/
noun, Botany.
1.
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 of verticillaster
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin verticill(us) verticil + -aster1
Related forms
verticillastrate
[vur-tuh-si-las-treyt, -trit] /ˈvɜr tə sɪˌlæs treɪt, -trɪt/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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verticillaster

/ˌvɜːtɪsɪˈlæstə/
noun
1.
(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
Derived Forms
verticillastrate (ˌvɜːtɪsɪˈlæsˌtreɪt; -trɪt) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin; see verticil, -aster
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