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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

radial

1. Branching out, like rays, from a point.
2. Pertaining to the RADIUS bone or its associated artery or nerve.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

radial

pertaining to a radius; descriptive of anything in the form of rays extending from a centre, such as MEDULLARY RAY.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005