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synonyms for tendril

  • cirrus
  • clasp
  • coil
  • curl
  • ringlet
See also synonyms for: tendrillar / tendrils
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How to use tendril in a sentence

Their tendrils, which usually move in all directions as they slowly feel their way through their surroundings to find supporting structures to grow on, stopped searching and started to spiral on the spot.
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They could have admired the ruby tendrils of Plagiomnium insigne, or gazed upon the tiny beards of Racomitrium canescens.
WHY AND HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN MOSS GARDENJOHN KENNEDYJULY 20, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Herndon’s point is specifically that Juneteenth emerged at a moment when discussion of the tendrils of slavery is being curtailed.
EMBRACING JUNETEENTH IS ENTIRELY CONSISTENT WITH THE PUSHBACK AGAINST DISCUSSING RACISM IN SCHOOLSPHILIP BUMPJUNE 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Of course, it will take more than a few lectures to address centuries-old disparities in medical care, particularly because systemic racism has so many tendrils.
HOW U.S. MEDICAL SCHOOLS ARE TRAINING A POST-PANDEMIC GENERATION OF DOCTORSJAMIE DUCHARMENOVEMBER 24, 2020TIME
In further analyses, the team found layers of tissue wrapped around tendrils in the brain tissue.
THESE HUMAN NERVE CELL TENDRILS TURNED TO GLASS NEARLY 2,000 YEARS AGOLAURA SANDERSOCTOBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Then they reach small tendrils into the bone’s center, almost like a plant growing roots.
WHALES GET A SECOND LIFE AS DEEP-SEA BUFFETSSTEPHEN ORNESOCTOBER 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The palpi of the male are in this species each provided with a spiral screw resembling the tendril of a vine.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
At last he freed himself from the vine, but a tendril still clung to his horns like a crown of green.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
For answer, Menotah snatched a long tendril of bright green from a neighbouring bush.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
Something of this farm struck a tendril into my heart which neither time nor distance could break.
THE AFFABLE STRANGERPETER MCARTHUR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TENDRIL

  • bight
  • braid
  • circle
  • convolution
  • corkscrew
  • curlicue
  • gyration
  • helix
  • involution
  • lap
  • loop
  • ring
  • roll
  • scroll
  • spiral
  • tendril
  • turn
  • twine
  • twirl
  • twist
  • whorl
  • wind
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