po·​loi·​dal | \ pōˈlȯidᵊl \

Definition of poloidal

: relating to or being a magnetic field that extends between the poles of a magnetic body (such as the earth) into surrounding space

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First Known Use of poloidal

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poloidal

pole entry 4 + -oid + -al

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“Poloidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poloidal. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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