U`ni*po"lar(?), a. [Uni- + polar.] 1. (Physics) Having, or acting by means of, one pole only.
(Anat.) Having but one pole or process; -- applied to those ganglionic nerve cells which have but one radiating process; -- opposed to multipolar.
(Elec.), induction, as in a conducting circuit, by only one pole of a magnet. --
(Physiol.), the simulation sometimes produced when one electrode of an induction apparatus is applied to a nerve; -- called also
unipolar induction action.
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