Pronunciation: (sen-trif'yu-gul, -u-gul), [key]
1. moving or directed outward from the center (opposed to centripetal).
2. pertaining to or operated by centrifugal force: a centrifugal pump.
a. a machine for separating different materials by centrifugal force; centrifuge.
b. a rotating, perforated drum holding the materials to be separated in such a machine.
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