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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 whorl /ˈhwɔr(ə)l, ˈwɔr(ə)l, ˈ(h)wɚ/
 輪生體,螺紋,螺旋一環,渦(vt.)使成渦漩

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 whorl /ˈhwor(ə)l, ˈwɔr(ə)l, ˈ(h)wɝ(ə)l/ 名詞
 螺環,輪,殼階(軟體動物),毛輪(輪蟲,昆蟲),渦(指紋),斗形指紋,斗形紋

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whorl n.
 1. Bot. A circle of two or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
 2. Zool. A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.
 3. Spinning The fly of a spindle.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 whorl
      n 1: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles [syn:
            coil, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre,
           scroll]
      2: a strand or cluster of hair [syn: lock, curl, ringlet]
      3: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous
         series of loops; "a coil of rope" [syn: coil, spiral,
         volute, helix]