- 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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Origin of radial
OTHER WORDS FROM radialra·di·al·i·ty, nounra·di·al·ly, adverbmul·ti·ra·di·al, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for radial
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
The sporophyll was radially extended, and along it the large sausage-shaped sporangia were attached (see fig. 98).Ancient Plants|Marie C. Stopes
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.
Polyp, any radially symmetrical animal, but usually an individual in a connected colony.A Guide for the Study of Animals|Worrallo Whitney