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multipolar

[muhl-tee-poh-ler, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈpoʊ lər, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
adjective
1.
having several or many poles.
2.
(of nerve cells) having more than two dendrites.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; multi- + polar
Related forms
multipolarity
[muhl-tee-poh-lar-i-tee, -puh-, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl ti poʊˈlær ɪ ti, -pə-, ˌmʌl taɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Word Origin and History for multi polarity

multipolar

adj.

also multi-polar, 1859, from multi- + polar. Related: Multipolarity.

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multi polarity in Medicine

multipolar mul·ti·po·lar (mŭl'tĭ-pō'lər)
adj.
Having more than two poles. Used of a nerve cell that has branches that project from several points.

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