verticil

[vur-tuh-sil]

Origin of verticil

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

noun
  1. biology a circular arrangement of parts about an axis, esp leaves around a stem

Word Origin for verticil

C18: from Latin verticillus whorl (of a spindle), from vertex
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