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  • adj. Of the vein of a leaf, intersecting at a wide angle.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to crossroads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Roman antiquity, belonging to the cross-ways. The lares compitales were domestic deities whose shrines stood on the street-corners.
  • In botany: Intersecting and crossing at various angles: said of the veins of leaves.
  • Situated at the point of junction of two veins; said of the sori of ferns.

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