centrifugal

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centrifugal

1. acting, moving, or tending to move away from a centre
2. of, concerned with, or operated by centrifugal force
3. Botany (esp of certain inflorescences) developing outwards from a centre
4. Physiol another word for efferent
5. any device that uses centrifugal force for its action
6. the rotating perforated drum in a centrifuge
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centrifugal

[‚sen′trif·i·gəl]
(mechanics)
Acting or moving in a direction away from the axis of rotation or the center of a circle along which a body is moving.
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