- centrilobular emphysema,
- centripetal force,
- centripetal nerve,
Origin of centripetal
Examples from the Web for centripetal
So inevitably the centripetal force of the establishment GOP will move toward Jeb Bush.
Which brings me to the ways Hartman generally tried to make "halachic community" seem wonderful—and centripetal.In A Very Deep Way: Remembering Rabbi David Hartman|Bernard Avishai|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Are not the dominant forces operating today centrifugal rather than centripetal?Religion and the War|Various
The three parts—the centripetal fibre, the vesicle, and the centrifugal fibre—conjointly constitute a simple nervous arc.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
The centripetal force, exerted through the cord, O A, pulls it aside from this direction of motion.
By this centripetal and centrifugal process, the social atmosphere is subjected to a continual state of agitation.
Every medullary thread, every centripetal and centrifugal filament in her entire body was excited over his coming.
Word Origin for centripetal
1709, from Modern Latin, coined 1687 by Sir Isaac Newton (who wrote in Latin), from Latin centri- alternative comb. form of centrum "center" (see center (n.)) + petere "to make for, go to; seek, strive after" (see petition (n.)). Centripetal force is Newton's vim ... centripetam.