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. 1. Relating to the radius ( bone of the forearm) or to any structures named from it, or to any radius. 2. Radiating; diverging in all directions from any given center.
  11. Pertaining to the radius.
  12. Shooting out like a ray or radius: pertaining to the radius of the forearm.
  13. Pertaining to a ray or to a radius.
  14. A radiating part.
  15. 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.
  16. Having the quality or appearance of a ray; in anat., belonging or attached to the outer bone of the forearm, called the radius.
  17. 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.

Usage examples for radial

  1. Its hub was a cylindrical spindle, with radial guys of fine, stainless steel wire. – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  2. The trained ears of the two pilots caught a warning signal from one of the plane's radial motors. – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery
  3. F. Origin of radial artery. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  4. The hub, in the shape of a cup and decorated with a series of radial ridges, is on the lower end of a 38- inch hollow brass shaft, equipped at the top with a hook for suspension from the ceiling. – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  5. Harrington pushed one of his pieces out along a radial line toward the rim. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  6. When there is evidence that the radial nerve has been injured, and no sign of improvement appears within three or four days of the accident, operative interference is indicated. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  7. Into this slot fits the end of the piece D, which is pivoted upon the pin E. The radial edge of D has female worm teeth upon it. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. Sensation is retained along the radial side of the limb. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  9. On the outer side of one we feel the pulse at the wrist, the radial artery here lying close to the radius. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  10. When the teeth are arranged upon the radial or side face of the wheel, as in Fig. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  11. If I were so minded, I could sever the radial arteries in my wrists with my teeth and he would not know. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  12. " The radial artery has been cut," he mused. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  13. It should have been octagonal, but the western sides have not been carried through and end in a broad- armed vestibule, which by rights should be the radial chapel upon the extreme eastern axis of the whole church. – Cathedrals of Spain by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
  14. The radial arteries in the arm had ceased to beat, and the heart alone kept up a feeble circulation at the central parts. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  15. The pulse he finds small and imperceptible, save at the radial. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  16. Radial Length No. Range Mean S. D. C. V. Total sample 815 23- 35 27. 6 4. 1 5. 1 Interior 154 24- 33 27. 3 2. 4 4. 5 East 120 23- 34 27. 5 6. 9 6. 1 Coast 210 24- 35 27. 9 3. 5 4. 8 N. W. 79 25- 32 27. 9 3. 4 4. 8 Lower arm length is 27. 6 cm. – A Racial Study of the Fijians by Norman E. Gabel
  17. The triceps and radial reflexes were definitely exaggerated. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  18. The radial and ulnar pulse. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise