U`ni*po"lar (?), a. [Uni- + polar.]
Having, or acting by means of, one pole only.
Having but one pole or process; -- applied to those ganglionic nerve cells which have but one radiating process; -- opposed to multipolar.
Unipolar induction Elec., induction, as in a conducting circuit, by only one pole of a magnet. -- Unipolar stimulation Physiol., the simulation sometimes produced when one electrode of an induction apparatus is applied to a nerve; -- called also unipolar induction action.
© Webster 1913.