unpaired

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adjective un·paired \ˌən-ˈperd\

Definition of unpaired

  1. :  not paired: such asa :  not matched or matedb :  being an electron that does not share its orbital with another electron

Examples of unpaired in a Sentence

  1. found an unpaired shoe in the back of the closet

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1598

First Known Use of unpaired

1598


Medical Dictionary

unpaired

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adjective un·paired \ˌən-ˈpa(ə)rd, -ˈpe(ə)rd\

Medical Definition of unpaired

  1. 1a:  not paired; especially :  not matched or matedb:  characterized by the absence of pairing electrons in the unpaired state

  2. 2:  situated in the median plane of the body an unpaired anatomical part; also :  not matched by a corresponding part on the opposite side



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