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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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This Estonian specimen is an internal mould with adherent patches of shell preserving at least two and a half whorls (Fig.
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.
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Each third whorl was sampled (whorl number: 3 [from top], 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, and 21, and for some trees also whorl number 24).
Conversely, traits, namely, total number of sepals, bud length, and width, petal length and number of whorls of sepals recorded low CV values indicating less diversity among the germplasm accessions.
Protoconch wider (Figs 9-11), occupying ~Vs of shell width in adult forms, dome-shaped, of two whorls (Fig.
In IHC analysis, neoplastic cells showed strong positivity to vimentin staining and blood vessels inside whorls of neoplastic cells showed positive staining for factor VIII (Figure 1D).
One patient showed concurrent BILP on both trunk region with whorls configuration and lower extremity with vertical configuration.
The flames shimmy up the wheat and smoke whorls up like a swarm of bees