|1.||botany a radial arrangement of three or more petals, stamens, leaves, etc, around a stem|
|2.||zoology a single turn in a spiral shell|
|3.||arch Compare loop one of the basic patterns of the human fingerprint, formed by several complete circular ridges one inside another|
|4.||anything shaped like a coil|
|[C15: probably variant of wherville|
whorl (wôrl, wûrl)
A form that coils or spirals; a curl or swirl.
A turn of the cochlea or of the ethmoidal crest.
An area of hair growing in a radial manner.
One of the circular ridges or convolutions of a fingerprint.
|whorl (hwôrl, wôrl, hwûrl, wûrl) Pronunciation Key