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

First recorded in 1640–50; antipode + -al1
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Related Words for antipodal

counter, contrary, opposite, diametric

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British Dictionary definitions for antipodal


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


  1. 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.
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  1. Situated on the opposite side or sides of the Earth.
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