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spiraling

[spī′rəling]
the process by which immunodeficiency allows viral replication, which further depresses the immune system, allowing further viral replication, and so on.
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In the past, spiraling has been resisted except for well-defined upgrades (in terms of capabilities).
The section on spirals that opens the book brings together some natural objects in uncommon ways: spirals as small as the cochlea in the human ear and as large as a galaxy of stars; spirals that grow slowly, such as the shell of the nautilus; spirals that form quite suddenly, such as tornadoes; and spirals that create an interesting mathematical pattern, such as the Fibonacci series in the spiraling sunflower.
A snail with a shell spiraling to the right can't mate readily with a lefty.