- 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
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Verticillaster, a false whorl, formed of a pair of opposite cymes.The Elements of Botany
- 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