- having several or many poles.
- (of nerve cells) having more than two dendrites.
Origin of multipolar
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Examples from the Web for multipolar
In Aeginopsis a planula is formed by multipolar immigration.
Some dynamos are bipolar, or have two poles, others are multipolar or have more than two.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
The trolley engine for hauling the bucket along the boom is also direct coupled to a multipolar motor.The New York Subway</p>
If the connexion is only with one, the vesicle is called unipolar; if with two, bipolar; if with many, multipolar or stellate.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)</p>
John William Draper
These multipolar motors have a peculiarity which may be often utilized to great advantage.The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla
Thomas Commerford Martin
Word Origin and History for multipolar
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having more than two poles. Used of a nerve cell that has branches that project from several points.
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