A collection of similar parts radiating from a common axis. SYN: vortex (1), whorl (4). [L. verticillus, the whirl of a spindle, dim. of vertex, a whirl]

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  • verticil — VERTICÍL, verticile, s.n. Mod de aşezare a florilor, a frunzelor sau a ramurilor în formă de cerc, la acelaşi nivel, în jurul unei axe. – Din fr. verticille, lat. verticillus. Trimis de ana zecheru, 04.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  verticíl s. n., pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Verticil — Ver ti*cil, n. [L. verticillus, dim. of vertex a whirl: cf. F. verticille. See {Vertex}.] (Bot.) A circle either of leaves or flowers about a stem at the same node; a whorl. [Written also {verticel}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verticil — [vʉr′tə sil΄] n. [ModL verticillus < L, a whirl, dim. of vertex: see VERTEX] Bot. a circular arrangement of leaves or flowers around a stem; whorl …   English World dictionary

  • verticil — noun Etymology: New Latin verticillus, diminutive of Latin vertex whirl Date: 1793 whorl 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • verticil — /verr teuh sil/, n. Bot., Zool. a whorl or circle, as of leaves or hairs, arranged around a point on an axis. [1695 1705; < L verticillus spindle whorl, equiv. to vertic (s. of vertex) VERTEX + illus dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • verticil — noun A whorl, a group of similar parts such as leaves radiating from a shared axis …   Wiktionary

  • verticil — ver|ti|cil Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • verticíl — s. n., pl. verticíle …   Romanian orthography

  • verticil — n. whorl, arrangement of parts in a circular fashion around a central point (as of leaves around a stem) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • verticil — ver·ti·cil …   English syllables

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