[ sahy-kluh-strof-ik, -stroh-fik, sik-le- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈstrɒf ɪk, -ˈstroʊ fɪk, ˌsɪk lɛ- /

adjective Meteorology.

pertaining to atmospheric motion in which the centripetal acceleration exactly balances the horizontal pressure force.

Origin of cyclostrophic

1915–20; cyclo- + Late Greek strophikós turned, equivalent to Greek stroph- (variant stem of stréphein to turn) + -ikos -ic; see strophe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019