unpaired

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adjective un·paired \-ˈperd\

Definition of unpaired

  1. :  not paired: as a :  not matched or mated b :  being an electron that doesn't 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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First Known Use of unpaired

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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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