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From New Latin coined by Sir Isaac Newton, from Latin centrum ‎(center) + petō, petere ‎(seek, aim) +‎ -al.

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centripetal ‎(not comparable)

  1. directed or moving towards a centre
  2. of, relating to, or operated by centripetal force
  3. (neuroanatomy, of a nerve impulse) directed towards the central nervous system; afferent

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