verticillate

[ ver-tis-uh-lit, -leyt, vur-tuh-sil-eyt, -it ]

adjectiveBiology.
  1. disposed in or forming verticils or whorls, as flowers or hairs.

  2. having flowers, hairs, etc., so arranged or disposed.

Origin of verticillate

1
1660–70; <Latin verticill(us) verticil + -ate1
  • Also ver·tic·il·lat·ed [ver-tis-uh-ley-tid, vur-tuh-sil-ey-tid] /vərˈtɪs əˌleɪ tɪd, ˌvɜr təˈsɪl eɪ tɪd/ .

Other words from verticillate

  • ver·tic·il·late·ly, adverb
  • ver·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
  1. biology having or arranged in whorls or verticils

Derived forms of verticillate

  • verticillately, adverb
  • verticillation, noun

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