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