Definition of Whorl. Meaning of Whorl. Synonyms of Whorl

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Definition of Whorl

Whorl
Whorl Whorl, n. [OE. whorvil the whirl of a spindle; akin to AS. hweorfa the whirl of a spindle, hweorfan to turn; cf. OD. worvel the whirl of a spindle. See Whirl, n. & v.] 1. (Bot.) A circle of two or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell. 3. (Spinning) The fly of a spindle.

Meaning of Whorl from wikipedia

- A whorl is a type of spiral or circular pattern. Other meanings of whorl include: Whorl (botany), the attachment of sepals, petals, leaves, or branches...
- A hair whorl is a patch of hair growing in a circular direction around a visible center point. Hair whorls occur in most hairy animals, on the body as...
- A spindle whorl is a disc or spherical object ****ed onto the spindle to increase and maintain the speed of the spin. Historically, whorls have been made...
- of spirally arranged clusters of the individuals' teeth, called "tooth whorls", which in life were embedded in the lower jaw. As with most extinct cartilaginous...
- stalk. A leaf whorl consists of at least three elements; a pair of opposite leaves is not called a whorl. For leaves to grow in whorls is fairly rare...
- closer to the radius. Whorls may also have sub-group classifications including plain whorls, accidental whorls, double loop whorls, pea****'s eye, composite...
- bottom, middle, or top, commonly by a disc or spherical object called a whorl; many spindles, however, are weighted simply by thickening their shape towards...
- keratopathy or whorl keratopathy, is a condition characterised by corneal deposits at the level of the basal epithelium forming a faint golden-brown whorl pattern...
- biology, a whorl is a cluster of cells or tissue that surrounds another and wraps around another in an expanding circular pattern. Whorls occur at the...
- cephalopod mollusk. In gastropods, the body whorl, or last whorl, is the most recently formed and largest whorl (or revolution) of a spiral or helical s****...