homodromal

Homodromal

Ho*mod"ro*mal\, Homodromous \Ho*mod"ro*mous\, a. [Homo- + Gr. ? a course, running.]

1. (Bot.) Running in the same direction; -- said of stems twining round a support, or of the spiral succession of leaves on stems and their branches.

2. (Mech.) Moving in the same direction; -- said of a lever or pulley in which the resistance and the actuating force are both on the same side of the fulcrum or axis.
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