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adjective 
  1. directed or moving towards a centre
  2. of, relating to, or operated by centripetal force
  3. (context, of a nerve impulse) directed towards the central nervous system; afferent
Etymology: From coined by w:Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Isaac Newton, from L. centri- (centrum) "center" + petere "to fall, rush out"


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