radial symmetry

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radial symmetry (plural radial symmetries)

  1. A form of symmetry in which identical parts are arranged in a circular fashion around a central axis.
    A starfish has radial symmetry; a butterfly does not.

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  • The plural is very rare but not unheard of.

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