Pronunciation: (sen-trif'yu-gul, -u-gul),[key] —adj. 1. moving or directed outward from the center (opposed to centripetal).
2. pertaining to or operated by centrifugal force: a centrifugal pump. 3. Physiol.efferent.
—n. Mach. 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.