[hwurld, hwawrld, wurld, wawrld]


having a whorl or whorls.
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 of whorled

  • 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


[wôrld, wûrld]


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