repolarization

noun
re·​po·​lar·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce repolarization (audio) \

Definition of repolarization

: restoration of the difference in charge between the inside and outside of the cell membrane following depolarization

Other Words from repolarization

repolarize \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈpō-​lə-​ˌrīz How to pronounce repolarize (audio) \ verb

First Known Use of repolarization

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Repolarization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repolarization. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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repolarization

noun
re·​po·​lar·​iza·​tion
variants: also British repolarisation \ ˌrē-​pō-​lə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce repolarisation (audio) \

Medical Definition of repolarization

: restoration of the difference in charge between the inside and outside of the plasma membrane of a muscle fiber or cell following depolarization

Other Words from repolarization

repolarize also British repolarise \ (ˈ)rē-​ˈpō-​lə-​ˌrīz How to pronounce repolarise (audio) \ verb repolarized also British repolarised; repolarizing also British repolarising

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