Verticillate Ver*tic"il*late (?; 277), Verticillated Ver*tic"il*la`ted, a. [See {Verticil}.] (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Arranged in a transverse whorl or whorls like the rays of a wheel; as, verticillate leaves of a plant; a verticillate shell. [1913 Webster]

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  • verticillate — [vər tis′ə lit, vər tis′əlāt΄; vʉr΄tə sil′āt΄] adj. [ModL verticillatus < verticillus] Bot. arranged in or having verticils: also verticillated verticillation n …   English World dictionary

  • verticillate — adjective Date: circa 1793 arranged in whorls …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • verticillate — adj. [L. verticillus, small whorl] Whorled; provided with whorls of fine hairs; having spines arranged in nodes or whorls …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • verticillate — verticillately, adv. verticillation, n. /veuhr tis euh lit, layt , verr teuh sil ayt, it/, adj. Biol. 1. disposed in or forming verticils or whorls, as flowers or hairs. 2. having flowers, hairs, etc., so arranged or disposed. Also, verticillated …   Universalium

  • verticillate — adjective Forming whorls …   Wiktionary

  • verticillate — Disposed in the form of a verticil. * * * ver·tic·il·late (vər tisґĭ lāt) [L. vertex a whorl] arranged in the form of a whorl …   Medical dictionary

  • verticillate — adj. grouping of leaves or flowers arranged in a circular manner (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • verticillate — ver·ticil·late …   English syllables

  • verticillate — /vɜˈtɪsələt/ (say ver tisuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) adjective 1. disposed in or forming verticils or whorls, as flowers, etc. 2. (of plants) having flowers, etc., so arranged or disposed. Also, verticillated. {Latin verticillus + ate1}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • verticillate — adjective forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem) • Syn: ↑verticillated, ↑whorled • Similar to: ↑cyclic …   Useful english dictionary

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