vortical; whirling.

Origin of vorticose

First recorded in 1775–85, vorticose is from the Latin word vorticōsus eddying. See vortical, -ose1
Related formsvor·ti·cose·ly, adverb
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rare rotating quickly; whirling

Word Origin for vorticose

C18: from Latin vorticōsus, variant of verticōsus full of whirlpools; see vertex
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