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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

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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This hypothesis states that the cells in the three zones arise from a common stem cell in the capsule or in the subcapsular region, then migrate centripetally to the inner zones, with concomitant changes in their specific functions, and finally die at the boundary between zR and the medulla.
Secondary xylem is bounded centripetally by primary xylem and sclerified pith (Figure 2) and centrifugally by vascular cambium and phloem (Figure 3).
2) The pathognomonic rash starts distally on the wrists and ankles and then spreads centripetally up the limbs (Figure 1).
to state that cinematic and painted pictures can be organized both centripetally and centrifugally (see Spielmann, Intermedialitat, "Zeit, Bewegung, Raum").
Godart, on the other hand, proposed that the lymphatic system developed from mesenchymal clefts in the venous plexus and spread centripetally toward the jugular sac.
Cell wall in the bolder grains (left) reveals an elaborate presence of macro-fibrils which were oriented centripetally around a longitudinal axis, had relatively more thickness (average of 1.
Of course, the truth value of the lyric pieces is assumed to be able to centripetally contain this proliferation, subsuming it or gathering it into a unified place of authority.
The sequence of thirteen haiku-like poems is centripetally connected by the motif of the blackbird (or should we understand this as the black bird, the melodious songbird that can also be thought of as a disturbing figuration of death and mortality?
The forces of authority acted centripetally against these centrifugal tendencies, rendering the dispersed, fragmentary, unstable, and plural text into something fairly singular and for which the writer was held responsible in law.
Proceeding centripetally, these layers are (1) the rhabdomeric layer, (2) the subrhabdomeric layer, (3) the inner segmental layer, and (4) the plexiform layer (Plate 1).
As we shall see, every episode in this letter seems to move centripetally to "The Witch," tucked gently in the very middle.
In graffiti, in particular, the layered-and-ruptured-flow grows out of the juxtaposition of a sweeping, curving script flipped by sudden breaks in the line alongside sharply angular letters tilted in "lean back" italics, with double and triple shadowing strobing the effect as an energy-riddle: a signified simultaneity of forces at once moving forward and backward, up and down, while exploding centripetally.