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

Word History


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

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“Compital.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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