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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; A strand or cluster of hair; A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).

Usage examples (31)
  • Figure 301 is classified as a whorl of the double loop type.
  • The papillary apex is simply the single nuclear whorl, which is rather larger than usual.
  • If the opposite finger were a whorl this would be classified as a whorl, and with the same tracing.
  • It cannot be classified as a whorl as the only recurve is spoiled by the appendage abutting upon it at the point of contact with the line of flow. for more
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