ambipolar

adjective
am·​bi·​polar | \ " + \

Definition of ambipolar

: relating to or consisting of both electrons and positive ions moving in opposite directions ambipolar diffusion

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First Known Use of ambipolar

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambipolar

ambi- + polar

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“Ambipolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambipolar. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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