centripetal

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centripetal

1. acting, moving, or tending to move towards a centre
2. of, concerned with, or operated by centripetal force
3. Botany (esp of certain inflorescences) developing from the outside towards the centre
4. Physiol another word for afferent
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centripetal

[‚sen′trip·əd·əl]
(mechanics)
Acting or moving in a direction toward the axis of rotation or the center of a circle along which a body is moving.
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