multipolar

[muhl-tee-poh-ler, muhl-tahy-]
adjective
1.
having several or many poles.
2.
(of nerve cells) having more than two dendrites.

Origin:
1855–60; multi- + polar

multipolarity [muhl-tee-poh-lar-i-tee, -puh-, muhl-tahy-] , noun
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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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Example sentences
It may be multipolar, but even that doesn't seem to encapsulate it all.
Small multipolar cell, in which the axon quickly divides into numerous branches.
The nerve cells are multipolar, and vary greatly in size and shape.
The axons arise from large pigmented multipolar cells.
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