Definitions for: Verticil


[n] a whorl of leaves growing around a stem



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

See Also: coil, curl, curlicue, gyre, ringlet, roll, scroll, whorl

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