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centripetal

 [sen-trip´ĕ-t'l]
1. moving towards a center.
2. afferent (def. 1).
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cen·trip·e·tal

(sen-trip'ĕ-tăl),
1. Synonym(s): afferent
2. Denoting the direction of the force pulling an object toward an axis of rotation. Synonym(s): axipetal
[L. centrum, center, + peto, to seek]
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centripetal

(sĕn-trĭp′ĭ-tl)
adj.
1. Moving or directed toward a center or axis.
2. Operated by means of centripetal force.
3. Physiology Transmitting nerve impulses toward the central nervous system; afferent.
4. Botany Developing or progressing inward toward the center or axis, as in the head of a sunflower, in which the oldest flowers are near the edge and the youngest flowers are in the center.
5. Tending or directed toward centralization: the centripetal effects of a homogeneous population.

cen·trip′e·tal·ly adv.
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cen·trip·e·tal

(sen-tripĕ-tăl)
1. Synonym(s): afferent.
2. Denoting the direction of the force pulling an object toward an axis of rotation.
Synonym(s): axipetal.
[L. centrum, center, + peto, to seek]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

centripetal

moving inwards towards a centre of rotation.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

af·fer·ent

(af'ĕr-ĕnt)
Inflowing; conducting toward a center. Opposite of efferent.
Synonym(s): centripetal (1) .
[L. afferens, fr. af-fero, to bring to]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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