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radial

 [ra´de-al]
1. radiating; spreading outward from a common center.
2. pertaining to a radius.
3. pertaining to the radial (lateral) aspect of the arm as opposed to the ulnar (medial) aspect.
radial artery an artery in the forearm, wrist, and hand; the one usually used for taking the pulse.

ra·di·al

(rā'dē-ăl),
1. Relating to the radius (bone of the forearm), to any structures named from it, or to the radial or lateral aspect of the upper limb compared with the ulnar or medial aspect. Synonym(s): radialis [TA]
2. Relating to any radius.
3. Radiating; diverging in all directions from any given center.
[L. radialis, fr. radius, ray, lateral bone of the forearm]

radial

(rā′dē-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or arranged like rays or radii.
b. Radiating from or converging to a common center.
c. Having or characterized by parts so arranged or so radiating.
2. Moving or directed along a radius.
3. Anatomy Of, relating to, or near the radius or forearm.
4. Developing symmetrically about a central point.
n.
A radial part, such as a ray, spoke, or radius.

ra′di·al·ly adv.

ra·di·al

(rā'dē-ăl)
1. Relating to the radius (bone of the forearm), to any structures named from it, or to the radial or lateral aspect of the upper limb as compared with the ulnar or medial aspect.
2. Relating to any radius.
3. Radiating; diverging in all directions from any given center.
Synonym(s): brachio- (2) .
[L. radialis, fr. radius, ray, lateral bone of the forearm]

radial

1. Branching out, like rays, from a point.
2. Pertaining to the RADIUS bone or its associated artery or nerve.

radial

pertaining to a radius; descriptive of anything in the form of rays extending from a centre, such as MEDULLARY RAY.