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The team assessed DNA from their volunteers to find the genetic basis of these patterns, looking for a specific balance of genes that shift the chances of having an arch versus a loop versus a whorl.
THE GENES BEHIND YOUR FINGERPRINTS JUST GOT WEIRDERLAUREN J. YOUNGJANUARY 10, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
The genetic influence on arch, loop, and whorl distinction is coming in at that earlier stage of building that field where the fingerprint will form.
THE GENES BEHIND YOUR FINGERPRINTS JUST GOT WEIRDERLAUREN J. YOUNGJANUARY 10, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
The goal here is not to remove any knife marks—there should be none left after the previous step—but to eliminate the whorls and roughness left behind by the grit before.
GET YOUR SCRATCHED WOODEN CUTTING BOARD LOOKING BRIGHT AND NEWJEAN LEVASSEURJANUARY 7, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
Astronomers have the capability to directly detect these whorls today, if the pattern is prominent enough, but have yet to find any.
A KEY PART OF THE BIG BANG REMAINS TROUBLINGLY ELUSIVECHARLIE WOODOCTOBER 7, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The artist achieves a similar effect without painting in “Round and Round,” in which Easter-egg hues underlie an oval inscribed with fingerprint-like whorls.
IN THE GALLERIES: TRACING A GENERATIONAL PROGRESSION IN ABSTRACT ARTMARK JENKINSMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Fig. 66 shows a biconical whorl, and its top is decorated to represent three Swastikas and three burning altars.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
The centers of the crosses are occupied by the central hole of the whorl, while the arms extend to the periphery.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
The specimen represented in fig. 76 is not a spindle-whorl, as shown by the number and location of the holes.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
The whorl shown in fig. 45 is nearly spherical, with two Swastikas in the upper part.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
In this collection is a spindle-whorl, found at 13½ feet (4 meters) depth and belonging to the fourth city.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
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WORDS RELATED TO WHORL

  • ball
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  • scroll
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  • spool
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  • volute
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