centrilobular emphysema n.
Emphysema that primarily affects the lobules around their central bronchioles and that is causally related to bronchiolitis. Also called centri-acinar emphysema.
center. Geometry. the middle point, as the point within a circle or sphere equally distant from all points of the circumference or surface, or the point within a regular polygon equally distant from the vertices. a point, pivot, axis, etc., around which anything rotates or revolves: The sun is the center of the solar system. […]
a small, cylindrical cell organelle, seen near the nucleus in the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells, that divides in perpendicular fashion during mitosis, the new pair of centrioles moving ahead of the spindle to opposite poles of the cell as the cell divides: identical in internal structure to a basal body. noun either of two […]
the force, acting upon a body moving along a curved path, that is directed toward the center of curvature of the path and constrains the body to the path. noun a force that acts inwards on any body that rotates or moves along a curved path and is directed towards the centre of curvature of […]
- Centripetal nerve
centripetal nerve n. See afferent nerve.
directed toward the center (opposed to centrifugal). operating by centripetal force. Physiology. afferent. adjective acting, moving, or tending to move towards a centre Compare centrifugal of, concerned with, or operated by centripetal force (botany) (esp of certain inflorescences) developing from the outside towards the centre (physiol) another word for afferent adj. 1709, from Modern Latin, […]