- A turn of the spiral cochlea of the ear.
- A turn of a concha nasalis.
- An area of hair growing in a radial manner suggesting whirling or twisting.
- One of the distinguishing patterns composing the Galton system of classification of fingerprints.
See: hair whorls
Synonym(s): vortex of heart
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.