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centrifugal

 [sen-trif´u-gal]
1. moving away from a center.
2. efferent (def. 1).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cen·trif·u·gal

(sen-trif'yū-găl),
1. Denoting the direction of the force pulling an object outward (away) from an axis of rotation.
2. Sometimes, by analogy, extended to describe any movement away from a center. Compare: eccentric (2).
[L. centrum, center, + fugio, to flee]
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centrifugal

(sĕn-trĭf′yə-gəl, -trĭf′ə-)
adj.
1. Moving or directed away from a center or axis.
2. Operated by means of centrifugal force.
3. Physiology Transmitting nerve impulses away from the central nervous system; efferent.
4. Botany Developing or progressing outward from a center or axis, as in a flower cluster in which the oldest flowers are in the center and the youngest flowers are near the edge.
5. Tending or directed away from centralization, as of authority: "In a feverish explosion of centrifugal nationalism, one after another of the empire's ethnic groups proclaimed independence" (Adam Hochschild).

cen·trif′u·gal·ism n.
cen·trif′u·gal·ly adv.
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cen·trif·u·gal

(sen-trifyū-găl)
1. Denoting the direction of the force pulling an object outward (away) from an axis of rotation.
2. Sometimes, by analogy, extended to describe any movement away from a center.
Compare: eccentric (2)
[L. centrum, center, + fugio, to flee]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cen·trif·u·gal

(sen-trifyū-găl)
Denoting direction of the force pulling an object outward (away) from an axis of rotation.
[L. centrum, center, + fugio, to flee]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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