compital

adjective com·pi·tal \ ˈkämpətᵊl \

Definition of compital

1 of a leaf vein : intersecting at a broad angle
2 of a fern : having the sori borne at the junction of two veins

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Origin and Etymology of compital

Latin compitalis of crossroads, from compitum crossroads + -alis -al; akin to Latin competere to come together


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