|the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light|
|occurring independently of volition, as certain muscular actions; involuntary|
|centrifugal (sɛnˈtrɪfjʊɡəl, ˈsɛntrɪˌfjuːɡəl)|
|1.||Compare centripetal acting, moving, or tending to move away from a centre|
|2.||of, concerned with, or operated by centrifugal force: centrifugal pump|
|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|
|[C18: from New Latin centrifugus, from |
centrifugal cen·trif·u·gal (sěn-trĭf'yə-gəl, -trĭf'ə-)
Moving or directed away from a center or axis.
Transmitting nerve impulses away from the central nervous system; efferent.
|centrifugal (sěn-trĭf'yə-gəl, -trĭf'ə-) Pronunciation Key