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  • adj. Having no polarity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no radiating processes; -- applied particularly to certain nerve cells.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no pole: in anatomy, applied to those nerve-cells which are not known to have, or are supposed not to have, any radiating process.
  • In geometry, having no determinate polar.


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