precyclonic

cyclonic

[sahy-klon-ik]
adjective Meteorology.
1.
of or pertaining to a cyclone.
2.
describing a direction of rotation that is counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Also, cyclonical.


Origin:
1855–60; cyclone + -ic

cyclonically, adverb
precyclonic, adjective
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cyclonic

adjective
1. of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center; "cyclonic cloud pattern" 
2. of or relating to or characteristic of a violent tropical storm; "cyclonic destruction" 
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