radial symmetry

noun

Definition of radial symmetry 

: the condition of having similar parts regularly arranged around a central axis

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radially symmetrical adjective

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At the Rubenstein Arts Center on Duke University’s campus, an image from a microscope makes an alien landscape out of the knobby, radial symmetry of a sea urchin skeleton. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Scientific Images Make Dazzling Art In a Duke University Exhibit," 12 July 2018

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radial symmetry was in 1872

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radial symmetry

noun

Medical Definition of radial symmetry 

: the condition of having similar parts regularly arranged around a central axis

Other words from radial symmetry

radially symmetrical adjective

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