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whorled

[hwurld, hwawrld, wurld, wawrld]
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adjective
  1. having a whorl or whorls.
  2. disposed in the form of a whorl, as leaves.

Origin of whorled

First recorded in 1770–80; whorl + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for whorled

Historical Examples

  • The tetraspores are attached to the inner side of whorled branchlets.

    The Sea Shore

    William S. Furneaux

  • Turbinate: Shaped like a whipping-top; whorled from a broad base to an apex.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • In the case of the dandelion, a rosette or whorled cluster of leaves is found.

    A Civic Biology

    George William Hunter

  • On the other hand, the whorled character of the core can hardly fail to be recognised.

    Finger Prints

    Francis Galton

  • Its fragrant little yellow flowers are in whorled, axillary cymes, each cluster having from six to eight blossoms.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux


whorled in Medicine

whorled

(wôrld, wûrld)
adj.
  1. Having, arranged in, or forming whorls or a whorl.
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