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Plural of vortex.


(vor′tĭ-sēz) [L.]
Pl. of vortex.

vortices pilorum

Hair whorls as in arrangement of hairs on the scalp.
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Another source of confusion stems from the fact that these polar vortices are neither unusual nor extreme; they are simply basic features of Earth's climatology.
Vortices may also midwife the formation of stars and planets, lasting for millions of years as they pull interstellar dust and rocks into large masses.
But scientists had no luck creating knotted vortices in the lab.
The objective of the present work is to understand how the presence and orientation of vortices inserted into the flow affects particle paths and the mixing which ultimately decides the mechanism towards enhancement of heat transfer.
Vortices exist also in superfluids consisting of fermion particles, such as electrons in a superconductor, liquid 3He, or neutron stars.
Ubiquitous in natural and man-made environments, vortices are circular motions of gases and liquids that affect our everyday life in a variety of constructive and destructive ways.
The DIA tests are intended to test the ability of the SOCRATES(R) wake vortex sensor technology to detect wake vortices utilizing an array of sixteen beams.
Atmospheric vortices are common in the atmospheres of different planets of the solar system, although they have different behaviors.
High-speed winds that blow westward around the planet, combined with the rise and fall of hot air in the atmosphere, are known to create vortices, but how the double vortex formed at the poles remains a puzzle.
are using a specially designed computer-controlled x-y towing tank to better understand the nature of the vortices that moving objects create as they move through air and water.
These vortices can be hazardous to other aircraft when they encounter a vortex capable of rolling the aircraft over.