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whorl

 [hwerl]
a spiral arrangement, as in the ridges on the finger that make up a fingerprint.

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 composing the Galton system of classification of fingerprints. Synonym(s): digital whorl

whorl

(wôrl, wûrl)
n.
1. A form that coils or spirals; a curl or swirl.
2. A turn of the cochlea or of the ethmoidal crest.
3. An area of hair growing in a radial manner.
4. One of the circular ridges or convolutions of a fingerprint.

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

whorl

a circular set (two or more) of leaves or SEPALS arising at the same level on the plant.

whorl

(wŏrl)
Turn of the spiral cochlea of the ear.
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The specimen described here is an internal mould coiled through about three quarters of a whorl, with a maximum preserved length of 43.5 mm; fragments of shell are retained on the concave adaxial surface near the apex (Fig.
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From the observed qualitative parameters, it was found that only whorls are a significant negative predictor of the disease 0.37 (0.15-0.89), while the number of loops; 0.18 (0.89-3.96) and arches, 1.04 (0.47-2.29) were not significant predictors of the disease.
Shell moderately thin; with weak growth striations; semi translucent; glossy; color uniform light brown-bronzed; ovate-cylindrical in shape; apex obtuse; specimens with 8.2-8.7 weakly arched whorls. Suture very impressed, very clear subsutural hyaline area.
(13) studied 182 boys with autism and 182 healthy men and reported significant differences in the distribution of both arch and whorl patterns between the patients and controls.
triadicae larvae-infested whorls in bulk (about 250 g) from Ft Lauderdale, Gainesville, Tallahassee, and West Augustine, Florida.
Number of style arms, total number of sepals, total number of petals, and number of sepal and petal whorls of 10 freshly bloomed flowers were counted manually.
where Y is one of the three response variables, [KD.sub.indiv], [KD.sub.mean], or [KD.sub.max]; [alpha], [beta], and [gamma] are fixed components of the model coefficients; [a.sub.i], [b.sub.i], and [c.sub.i] are random deviations of the ith subject from the fixed component of the model coefficients; WH is whorl height; and [e.sub.i] is a residual, i.e., an error unexplained by predictor variables and random tree effects.
2 = 25-49% dark brown, water soaked, soft or slimy at the base of the whorl, disintegration of the pith tissues at a single internode, premature wilting of uppermost leaves
Broadly speaking, On Blue's Waters is the simultaneous account of the protagonist's setting out from his home on a journey across the colony world of Blue, as well as his later reminiscences as unwilling ruler of the vaguely-Indian city-state of Gaon, to which he has been dragged after finally having reached the Whorl. In Green's Jungles concerns, simultaneously, his journey from Blue to the hostile colony world of Green and his exploits there, as well as his later adventures after having fled from Gaon to the quasi-Italian city of Blanko.
Table 1: Distribution of different enamel rod end patterns in total sample size Enamel rod end Patterns No.of subjects Wavy Branched (WB) 11 Wavy Un-branched (W-Ub) 4 Linear Branched (LB) 6 Linear Un-branched (L-Ub) 2 Whorl Open (Wh-O) 2 Whorl Closed (Wh-C) 1 Loop (L) 2 Stem Like (SL) 2 Table 2: Distribution of different enamel rod end patterns in males and females Enamel rod end Patterns Male Female Wavy Branched (WB) 5 6 Wavy Un-branched (W-Ub) 2 2 Linear Branched (LB) 4 2 Linear Un-branched (L-Ub) 1 1 Whorl Open (Wh-O) 2 0 Whorl Closed (Wh-C) 1 0 Loop (L) 1 1 Stem Like (SL) 2 0
In the remaining specimens, extraction was carried out by pulling tissue with forceps to obtain only the soft parts from the last whorl. Study of the visceral mass was precluded.