or ver·tic·il·lat·ed

[ver-tis-uh-lit, -leyt, vur-tuh-sil-eyt, -it or ver-tis-uh-ley-tid, vur-tuh-sil-ey-tid]

adjective Biology.

disposed in or forming verticils or whorls, as flowers or hairs.
having flowers, hairs, etc., so arranged or disposed.

Origin of verticillate

1660–70; < Latin verticill(us) verticil + -ate1
Related formsver·tic·il·late·ly, adverbver·tic·il·la·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for verticillate



biology having or arranged in whorls or verticils
Derived Formsverticillately, adverbverticillation, noun
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Medicine definitions for verticillate


[vûr′tĭ-sĭlĭt, -āt′]


Arranged in or forming a whorl or whorls.
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