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hyperpolarize

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verb hy·per·po·lar·ize \ˌhī-pər-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz\

Definition of hyperpolarize

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to produce an increase in potential difference across (a biological membrane)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo or produce an increase in potential difference across something

hy·per·po·lar·i·za·tion play \-ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


1946

First Known Use of hyperpolarize

1946


Medical Dictionary

hyperpolarize

verb hy·per·po·lar·ize

Medical Definition of hyperpolarize

hy·per·po·lar·ized or chiefly British hy·per·po·lar·isedhy·per·po·lar·iz·ing or chiefly British hy·per·po·lar·is·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to produce an increase in potential difference across (a biological membrane) <a hyperpolarized nerve cell>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo or produce an increase in potential difference across something

  5. hy·per·po·lar·iza·tion also British hy·per·po·lar·isa·tion \-ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\play noun



Variants of hyperpolarize

also British hy·per·po·lar·ise \ˌhī-pər-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz\play

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