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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • homodromous — Moving in the same direction. [homo + G. dromos, running] * * * ho·mod·ro·mous (ho modґro məs) [homo + dromo + ous] moving or acting in the same direction …   Medical dictionary

  • homodromous — ho·mod·ro·mous …   English syllables

  • homodromous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • homodromy — hōmädrəmē, häˈ noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary homodromous + y : the quality or state of being homodromous …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heterodromous — adjective a) Of levers, in which the power and weight move in opposite directions b) Spiralling in opposite directions on a stem or branch Ant: homodromous …   Wiktionary

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

  • homodrome — adjective see homodromous …   Useful english dictionary

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