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cen·trip·e·tal

 (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.

centripetal

(sɛnˈtrɪpɪtəl; ˈsɛntrɪˌpiːtəl)
adj
1. (General Physics) acting, moving, or tending to move towards a centre. Compare centrifugal
2. (General Physics) of, concerned with, or operated by centripetal force
3. (Botany) botany (esp of certain inflorescences) developing from the outside towards the centre
4. (Physiology) physiol another word for afferent
[C17: from New Latin centripetus seeking the centre; see centri-, -petal]
cenˈtripetally adv

cen•trip•e•tal

(sɛnˈtrɪp ɪ tl)

adj.
1. directed toward the center.
2. pertaining to or operated by centripetal force.
3. Physiol. afferent.
[1700–10; < New Latin centripet(us) center-seeking]
cen•trip′e•tal•ly, adv.
centrifugal, centripetal - Centrifugal force pulls away or pushes outward; centripetal draws toward or pulls inward.
See also related terms for pushing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.centripetal - tending to move toward a center; "centripetal force"
centrifugal - tending to move away from a center; "centrifugal force"
2.centripetal - tending to unify
centralising, centralizing - tending to draw to a central point
3.centripetal - of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system; "sensory neurons"
afferent - of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS; "afferent nerves"; "afferent impulses"
Translations

centripetal

[senˈtrɪpɪtl] ADJcentrípeto

centripetal

adjzentripetal; centripetal forceZentripetalkraft f

centripetal

[sɛnˈtrɪpɪtl] adj (Phys) → centripeto/a

cen·trip·e·tal

a. centrípeto-a, con movimiento de atracción hacia el centro.
References in classic literature ?
This motion, faithful to the laws of mechanics, would have been accelerated with the diminution of its volume; and a moment would have arrived when the centrifugal force would have overpowered the centripetal, which causes the molecules all to tend toward the center.
Under the centripetal force, the base of the projectile tended toward the moon; but the centrifugal still prevailed; and it was probable that its rectilineal course would be changed to a curve of some sort, the nature of which they could not at present determine.
What I think of on this point is, when self is the fixed point the centripetal force is balanced with the centrifugal.
It is not enough that we should have matter, we must also have a single impulse, one shove to launch the mass and generate the harmony of the centrifugal and centripetal forces.
As the air I breathe is drawn from the great repositories of nature, as the light on my book is yielded by a star a hundred millions of miles distant, as the poise of my body depends on the equilibrium of centrifugal and centripetal forces, so the hours should be instructed by the ages and the ages explained by the hours.
Centripetal or centrifugal, neither matter if your face meets the ground, alive with blood and mulch.
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The characteristic radiographic appearance of lesions on contrast enhanced CT includes well defined margins,hyper acute (i.e arterial) peripheral nodular/ corrugated enhancement with progressive centripetal filling in portal venous phase without any vascular invasion or lymphadenopathy and sometimes associated with abrupt narrowing of aortic caliber below celiac axis4.
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