Homodromal
Homodromal Ho*mod"ro*mal, Homodromous Ho*mod"ro*mous, a. [Homo- + Gr. ? a course, running.] 1. (Bot.) Running in the same direction; -- said of stems twining round a support, or of the spiral succession of leaves on stems and their branches. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mech.) Moving in the same direction; -- said of a lever or pulley in which the resistance and the actuating force are both on the same side of the fulcrum or axis. [1913 Webster]


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  • homodromal — ho·mod·ro·mal …   English syllables

  • homodromal — hōmädrəməl, häˈ adjective Etymology: New Latin homodromus + English al : homodromous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homodromous — Homodromal Ho*mod ro*mal, Homodromous Ho*mod ro*mous, a. [Homo + Gr. ? a course, running.] 1. (Bot.) Running in the same direction; said of stems twining round a support, or of the spiral succession of leaves on stems and their branches. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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