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centripetal

Pronunciation: sen-trip′ĕ-tăl

Definition: Denoting the direction of the force pulling an object toward an axis of rotation.

Synonym(s): afferent

Synonym(s): axipetal

[L. centrum, center, + peto, to seek]

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