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vortex

 [vor´teks] (L.)
a whorled or spiral arrangement or pattern, as of muscle fibers, or of the ridges or hairs of the skin.

ver·ti·cil

(ver'ti-sil),
A collection of similar parts radiating from a common axis.
Synonym(s): vortex (1) , whorl (4)
[L. verticillus, the whirl of a spindle, dim. of vertex, a whirl]

vortex

/vor·tex/ (vor´teks) pl. vor´tices   [L.] a whorled or spiral arrangement or pattern, as of muscle fibers, or of the ridges or hairs of the skin.

vortex

pl. vortexes, vortices
Etymology: L, whirl
a whirlpool effect produced by the whirling of a more or less cylindric mass of fluid (liquid or gas). The velocity of the motion increases as the radius of the circle described by the motion decreases; the velocity decreases as the radius increases. Tornadoes and whirlpools are examples of free vortexes.

ver·ti·cil

(vĕr'ti-sil)
A collection of similar parts radiating from a common axis.
Synonym(s): vortex (1) , whorl (4) .
[L. verticillus, the whirl of a spindle, dim. of vertex, a whirl]

vor·tex len·tis

(vōr'teks len'tis)
One of the stellar figures on the surface of the lens of the eye.
Synonym(s): vortex (3) .

whorl

(wŏrl)
1. A turn of the spiral cochlea of the ear.
2. Synonym(s): vortex of heart.
3. A turn of a concha nasalis.
4. Synonym(s): verticil.
5. An area of hair growing in a radial manner suggesting whirling or twisting.
Synonym(s): vortex (2) .
6. One of the distinguishing patterns in the Galton system of classification of fingerprints.
See also: hair whorls

vortex

pl. vortices [L.] a whorled or spiral arrangement or pattern, as of muscle fibers, or of the ridges or hairs of the skin.

vortex cordis
the spiral pattern of the loops of muscle fibers at the apex of the heart.
vortex pilorum
the meeting place of hair streams to form whorls.
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