whorled

[ hwurld, hwawrld, wurld, wawrld ]
/ ʰwɜrld, ʰwɔrld, wɜrld, wɔrld /

adjective

having a whorl or whorls.
disposed in the form of a whorl, as leaves.

Nearby words

  1. whorfian hypothesis,
  2. whorish,
  3. whorishly,
  4. whorl,
  5. whorl foot,
  6. whorled loosestrife,
  7. whort,
  8. whortleberry,
  9. whose,
  10. whosesoever

Origin of whorled

First recorded in 1770–80; whorl + -ed3

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Medicine definitions for whorled

whorled

[ wôrld, wûrld ]

adj.

Having, arranged in, or forming whorls or a whorl.

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