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Centripetal   Listen

Tending to move toward a center.
Tending to unify.  Synonym: unifying.
Of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system.  Synonyms: receptive, sensory.

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"Centripetal" Quotes from Famous Books

... authority, says: "I find that the cerebrum is absolutely analogous to in construction to any other nervous arc. It is composed of centripetal and centrifugal fibres, having also registering ganglia. If in other nervous arcs the structure is merely automatic, and can display no phenomena of itself, but requires the influence of an external agent—the optical apparatus inert save under the influence of light, the auditory save ...
— Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers • Bhakta Vishita

... the eminent horticulturist of Paris, has likened the law of similarity to the centripetal force, and the law of variation to the centrifugal force; and in truth their operations seem analogous, and possibly they may be the same in kind, though certainly unlike in this, that they are not reducible to arithmetical calculation and cannot be subjected to definite measurement. ...
— The Principles of Breeding • S. L. Goodale

Words linked to "Centripetal" :   inward-developing, centralizing, sensory, inward-moving, centripetal acceleration, afferent, unifying, centralising, centrifugal, receptive

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