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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.
  1. disposed in or forming verticils or whorls, as flowers or hairs.
  2. having flowers, hairs, etc., so arranged or disposed.
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Origin of verticillate

1660–70; < Latin verticill(us) verticil + -ate1
Related formsver·tic·il·late·ly, adverbver·tic·il·la·tion, noun
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  1. biology having or arranged in whorls or verticils
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Derived Formsverticillately, adverbverticillation, noun
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verticillate in Medicine


(vûr′tĭ-sĭlĭt, -āt′)
  1. Arranged in or forming a whorl or whorls.
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