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A whorl is a type of spiral or circular pattern.
Other meanings of whorl include:
- Whorl (botany), used to describe the attachment of sepals, petals, leaves, or branches at a single point
- Whorl (biology), used to describe the structures of organs and used in the aid of identification
- Whorl (fingerprint), a type of fingerprint pattern
- Whorl (mollusc), a single, complete 360° turn in the spiral growth of a mollusc shell
- Body whorl, in a mollusc shell the most recently formed whorl of a spiral shell, terminating in the aperture
- Hair whorl, a whorl in the hair of an animal
- Hair whorl (horse), hair whorls in horses
- Spindle whorl, a weight attached to a spindle
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