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radial symmetry

[′rād·ē·əl ′sim·ə·trē]
(science and technology)
An arrangement of usually similar parts in a regular pattern around a central axis.

radial symmetry

Balanced elements that radiate from a central point.
See also: Symmetry
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The plant body of such forms was undifferentiated, radially symmetrical and composed of dichotomously forked branches (primitive telomes).
Cnidarians are considered to be radially symmetrical around their longitudinal body axis, called the oral-aboral axis, whereas ctenophores display "biradial symmetry" around their oralaboral axis.
These polar cells and the cell-to-cell junctions remind him of the stinging cells and junctions seen in jellyfish and hydroids -- both radially symmetrical invertebrates.