Unipolar

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unipolar

1. (Science: physics) Having, or acting by means of, one pole only.

2. (Science: anatomy) Having but one pole or process; applied to those ganglionic nerve cells which have but one radiating process; opposed to multipolar.

(Science: physics) Unipolar induction, the simulation sometimes produced when one electrode of an induction apparatus is applied to a nerve.

Synonym: unipolar induction action.

Origin: Uni- _ polar.