- having pistons moving inward and outward from a central point or shaft: a radial engine; a radial pump.
- noting a bearing designed primarily to take thrusts radial to the center of rotation.
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The radially striped central capsule, enclosed in the inner shell, envelops a large central nucleus one-third its size, fig. 3.
A circlet of radially situate infrabasals (IBB) may also be present.
The short hairs between the facets point in all directions instead of radially, as in the normal eye.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila
Thomas Hunt Morgan
The sporophyll was radially extended, and along it the large sausage-shaped sporangia were attached (see fig. 98).Ancient Plants
Marie C. Stopes
They are spheric or ovoid, yellow in color, and have a thick, radially striated shell (Fig. 101).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
Word Origin for radial
c.1400, "of or like a ray or radius," from Medieval Latin radialis, from Latin radius "shaft, rod; spoke of a wheel; beam of light" (see radius). As a noun, a type of tire, attested from 1965, short for radial-ply (tire). Related: Radially.