: of cyclic compulsion
used of the component of the deflective force of a wind that is due to the curvature of its path

Word History


cycl- + Late Greek strophikos fit to be turned, turned, from Greek stroph- (stem of strephein to turn) + -ikos -ic

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“Cyclostrophic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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