Geography. on the opposite side of the globe; pertaining to the antipodes.
diametrically opposite: twin brothers with antipodal personalities.
Botany. (in a developing ovule) of or at the end opposite to the micropyle: antipodal nuclei.

Origin of antipodal

First recorded in 1640–50; antipode + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for antipodal

counter, contrary, opposite, diametric

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British Dictionary definitions for antipodal



of or relating to diametrically opposite points on the earth's surface
exactly or diametrically opposite
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antipodal in Science




In angiosperms, any of three nuclei located at the end of the embryo sac opposite the micropyle. The antipodals degenerate at or shortly after fertilization. See more at embryo sac.


Situated on the opposite side or sides of the Earth.
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