Verticil meaning

vûr'tĭ-sĭl'
A circular arrangement, as of flowers, leaves, or hairs, growing about a central point; a whorl.
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A circular arrangement of leaves or flowers around a stem; whorl.
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(chiefly botany) A whorl, a group of similar parts such as leaves radiating from a shared axis.
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Origin of verticil

  • Latin verticillus the whorl of a spindle diminutive of vertex vertic- highest point vertex
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin verticillum
    From Wiktionary