Bot. a circular arrangement of leaves or flowers around a stem; whorl
Origin of verticilModern Latin verticillus ; from L, a whorl, diminutive of vertex: see vertex
A circular arrangement, as of flowers, leaves, or hairs, growing about a central point; a whorl.
Origin of verticilLatin verticillus, the whorl of a spindle, diminutive of vertex, vertic-, highest point; see vertex.
From Latin verticillum