Definition of Radial

1. Noun. Pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing.

Exact synonyms: Radial Tire, Radial-ply Tire
Generic synonyms: Pneumatic Tire, Pneumatic Tyre

2. Adjective. Relating to or near the radius. "The radial aspect of the forearm"
Partainyms: Radius
Derivative terms: Radius

3. Adjective. Relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius. "Radial velocity"
Partainyms: Radius
Derivative terms: Radius

4. Adjective. Issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light. "Radial heat"
Partainyms: Ray

5. Adjective. Arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center. "Many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"
Exact synonyms: Radiate, Stellate
Similar to: Symmetric, Symmetrical

Definition of Radial

1. a. Of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated; as, (Bot.) radial projections; (Zoöl.) radial vessels or canals; (Anat.) the radial artery.

Definition of Radial

1. Adjective. arranged like rays that radiate from, or converge to a common centre ¹

2. Adjective. moving along a radius ¹

3. Adjective. (anatomy) of, or relating to the radius bone ¹

4. Noun. a radial tire / radial tyre ¹

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Definition of Radial

1. a part diverging from a center [n -S]

Medical Definition of Radial

1. Of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated; as, the radial artery. Radial symmetry. See Symmetry. Origin: Cf. F. Radial. See Radius. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Radial

radgie gadgie
radgie gadgies
radial (current term)
radial-ply tire
radial acceleration
radial aplasia-thrombocytopenia syndrome
radial arm saw
radial artery
radial asymmetry
radial bearing
radial border of forearm
radial bursa
radial canal
radial clubhand
radial collateral artery
radial collateral ligament

Literary usage of Radial

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The radial nerve passes along the front of the radial side of the forearm to the ... It lies at first a little to the outer side of the radial artery, ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The radial artery, commencing at the point of bifurcation of the brachial ... The radial artery appears by its direction to be the continuation of the ..."

3. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"The purely radial form of cleavage, in which a series of "meridional" furrows alternate with a series of "equatorial" ones, and in which the cleavage cells ..."

4. A Text-book of Geology: For Use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1915)
"This classification of animals based on superficial ances naturally had to be given up, but nevertheless the :ion " animals with radial symmetry " is ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"AMONG the first things which we record in the every-day examina- ton of a patient is the palpability and consistency of the radial artery. ..."

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