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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]

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
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There are other chiral magnetic/vortical effects such as the chiral electric separation effect (CESE) [13,14] and the chiral vortical wave (CVW) [15]; see [16] for a recent review on these effects.
The small bubbles are captured by vortical structures, regions at low pressure, favourising vapor creation.
This is due to the vortical flow structures existing on the cavity platform.
In Figure 17, the displayed mean absolute normalized out-of-plane vorticity is highest in the beginning for EIVC since the flow field features larger in-plane velocities around the two vortical structures (Figure 18(c)).
From these data, it is apparent that the lidar was able to observe both the overall plume structure (e.g., height, width, and tilt) and some of the microscale [O(100-1,000) m] mixing processes therein, including the presence of vortical entrainment structures.
In addition, if we express vortical tubes' masses in (9)--[z.sub.g][m.sub.e] as [[epsilon].sub.0]l, then we shall get the following relation between the contour axes for unit charges with (7) in mind:
The vortical structures play the part of the droplet and are created by the torque along the plane of propagation.
It is this abstract, vortical shape threading each level together like stretched canvas that draws the eye, creating a kind of curvature, or folding, of form within the pictorial space.
This is not the case for the wind barrier scenario where prevalent vortical structures are small and parallel to the vehicle traveling direction for the entire duration of the gust wind.
In 15 chapters, researchers working in plasmonics and photonics in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Saudi Arabia discuss two types of angular momentum-sensitive light-matter interactions enhanced by plasmonics: chirooptical and vortical effects.
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