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whorled

[hwurld, hwawrld, wurld, wawrld] /ʰwɜrld, ʰwɔrld, wɜrld, wɔrld/
adjective
1.
having a whorl or whorls.
2.
disposed in the form of a whorl, as leaves.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; whorl + -ed3
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  • Tendrils growing opposite the leaves add to the whorled appearance.
  • They are opposite or whorled, and sometimes alternate on the upper portion of the stem.
whorled in Medicine

whorled (wôrld, wûrld)
adj.
Having, arranged in, or forming whorls or a whorl.

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