• Spiral Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Of or pertaining to a spiral; like a spiral.
  2. (a.) Anything which has a spiral form, as a spiral shell.
  3. (a.) A plane curve, not reentrant, described by a point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight line according to a mathematical law, while the line is revolving about a fixed point called the pole. Cf. Helix.
  4. (a.) Winding or circling round a center or pole and gradually receding from it; as, the spiral curve of a watch spring.
  5. (a.) Winding round a cylinder or imaginary axis, and at the same time rising or advancing forward; winding like the thread of a screw; helical.

Coil, Coiling, Corkscrew, Gyrate, Helical, Helix, Turbinate, Volute, Voluted, Whorl, Whorled,

• Spiralozooid Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) One of the special defensive zooids of certain hydroids. They have the form of long, slender tentacles, and bear lasso cells.

• Spirally Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) In a spiral form, manner, or direction.