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bipolar

adjective bi·po·lar \(ˌ)bī-ˈpō-lər\

Definition of BIPOLAR

1
:  having or marked by two mutually repellent forces or diametrically opposed natures or views
2
a :  having or involving the use of two poles or polarities
b :  relating to, being, or using a transistor in which both electrons and holes are utilized as charge carriers
3
:  relating to, associated with, or occurring in both polar regions <bipolar species of birds>
4
:  being, characteristic of, or affected with a bipolar disorder
bi·po·lar·i·ty \ˌbī-pō-ˈler-ə-tē, -ˈla-rə-\ noun
bi·po·lar·i·za·tion \(ˌ)bī-ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
bi·po·lar·ize \(ˌ)bī-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz\ transitive verb

First Known Use of BIPOLAR

1810

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

bipolar

adjective bi·po·lar \(ˈ)bī-ˈpō-lər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BIPOLAR

1
:  having or involving the use of two poles <bipolar encephalograph leads>
2
of a neuron :  having an efferent and an afferent process
3
:  being, characteristic of, or affected with a bipolar disorder <bipolar depression> <bipolar affectively ill patients>—compare unipolar 2

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