verticel


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
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