- 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
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Examples from the Web for antipodal
Even his most antipodal fellow councilman cried and embraced him afterward.Gay Teens' New Champion Opens Up
October 17, 2010
The two races, the Anglo-Saxon and the negro, have antipodal constitutions.
His appearance is antipodal to that of the beefy, bluff, full-blooded John Bull.A Year in Europe
Walter W. Moore
The style and thought of these two remarkable artists is antipodal.Unicorns
In temperament and in interests the two sisters were antipodal.Women of Early Christianity
What enlightened views the ministers in the antipodal countries do have!The Modern Woman's Rights Movement
- of or relating to diametrically opposite points on the earth's surface
- exactly or diametrically opposite
- 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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