whorl: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hwûrl, hwôrl, wûrl, wôrl), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- a circular arrangement of like parts, as leaves or flowers, around a point on an axis; verticil.
- one of the turns or volutions of a spiral shell.
- anything shaped like a coil.
- one of the central ridges of a fingerprint, forming at least one complete circle.
- a flywheel or pulley, as for a spindle.