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multipolar

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adjective mul·ti·po·lar \-ˈpō-lər\

Definition of multipolar

  1. 1 :  having several poles <a multipolar generator> <multipolar mitoses>

  2. 2 :  having several dendrites <multipolar neurons>

  3. 3 :  characterized by more than two centers of power or interest <a multipolar world>

mul·ti·po·lar·i·ty play \-pō-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun


Origin of multipolar

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1859


Medical Dictionary

multipolar

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adjective mul·ti·po·lar \ˌməl-ti-ˈpō-lər, -ˌtī-\

Medical Definition of multipolar

  1. 1:  having several poles <multipolar mitoses>

  2. 2:  having several dendrites <multipolar nerve cells>

  3. mul·ti·po·lar·i·ty \-pō-ˈlar-ət-ē\play noun, plural mul·ti·po·lar·i·ties




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