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whorled

[hwurld, hwawrld, wurld, wawrld] /ʰwɜrld, ʰwɔrld, wɜrld, wɔrld/
adjective
1.
having a whorl or whorls.
2.
disposed in the form of a whorl, as leaves.
Origin of whorled
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80; whorl + -ed3
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  • 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
  • The side branches, also whorled, are generally flattened into a horizontal spray.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • No, that would be next to impossible, for he'd be cutting into the whorled and twisted grain at the base of the supporting fork.

    The World That Couldn't Be Clifford Donald Simak
  • Submerged aquatics, with whorled, finely dissected leaves and inconspicuous flowers with neither calyx nor corolla.

    The Plants of Michigan Henry Allan Gleason
  • Prostrate herbs, with whorled leaves and small whitish axillary flowers without petals, in summer.

    The Plants of Michigan Henry Allan Gleason
  • Herbs, with opposite or whorled entire leaves, and stems frequently swollen at the nodes.

    The Plants of Michigan Henry Allan Gleason
whorled in Medicine

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

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