Definitions of radial

  1. relating to or near the radius; " the radial aspect of the forearm"
  2. pneumatic tire that has radial- ply casing
  3. arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center; " radial symmetry"; " a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; " many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"
  4. issuing in rays; relating to rays of light; " intense radial heat"
  5. relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius; " radial velocity"
  6. issuing in rays from a common centerXs; relating to rays of light; " radial heat"
  7. Of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated; as, ( Bot.) radial projections; ( Zool.) radial vessels or canals; ( Anat.) the radial artery.
  8. Pertaining to a ray, as of light, or to a radius, as of a circle; shooting out from a center.
  9. Radially.
  10. Pertaining to the radius.
  11. Shooting out like a ray or radius: pertaining to the radius of the forearm.
  12. Pertaining to a ray or to a radius.
  13. A radiating part.
  14. Issuing like a ray; pertaining to the radius of the fore- arm. Radial curves, curves of the spiral kind, whose ordinates all terminate in the centre of the including circle, and appear like so many semi- diameters.
  15. Having the quality or appearance of a ray; in anat., belonging or attached to the outer bone of the forearm, called the radius.
  16. The radius ; the ray of an Echinoderm ; the plates supporting the oral disc of Crinoids; leaves or flowers growing out like rays from a centre. As noun, an endoskeletal support of fins in Fishes.