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verticillate

[ ver-tis-uh-lit, -leyt, vur-tuh-sil-eyt, -it ]
/ vərˈtɪs ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, ˌvɜr təˈsɪl eɪt, -ɪt /
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adjective Biology.
disposed in or forming verticils or whorls, as flowers or hairs.
having flowers, hairs, etc., so arranged or disposed.
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Also ver·tic·il·lat·ed [ver-tis-uh-ley-tid, vur-tuh-sil-ey-tid] /vərˈtɪs əˌleɪ tɪd, ˌvɜr təˈsɪl eɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of verticillate

1660–70; <Latin verticill(us) verticil + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM verticillate

ver·tic·il·late·ly, adverbver·tic·il·la·tion [ver-tis-uh-ley-shuhn], /vərˌtɪs əˈleɪ ʃən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for verticillate

verticillate
/ (vɜːˈtɪsɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt, ˌvɜːtɪˈsɪleɪt) /

adjective
biology having or arranged in whorls or verticils

Derived forms of verticillate

verticillately, adverbverticillation, noun
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Medical definitions for verticillate

verticillate
[ vûr′tĭ-sĭlĭt, -āt′ ]

adj.
Arranged in or forming a whorl or whorls.
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