octopole

noun

oc·​to·​pole
variants or less commonly octupole
ˈäktəˌpōl
: a system composed of eight electric charges arranged as four dipoles or two quadrupoles

Word History

Etymology

octopole from octa- + pole; octupole alteration (influenced by quadrupole) of octopole

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“Octopole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octopole. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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