Vorticose

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Vorticose Vortical; whirling; as, a vorticose motion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vorticose Whirling; vortical.
    • vorticose In anatomy, specifying the veins of the external layer of the choroid coat of the eyeball, the venæ vorticosæ, which are regularly arranged in drooping branches converging to a few equidistant trunks which perforate the sclerotic coat and empty into the ophthalmic vein.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vorticosus,

Usage

In literature:

But will not the admission of a vorticose motion of the ethereal medium, affect the aberration of light?
"Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms" by T. Bassnett
The shock which agitated the building is described as having been horizontal and vorticose.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
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