from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or situated on the opposite side or sides of the earth: Australia and Great Britain occupy antipodal regions.
- adj. Diametrically opposed; exactly opposite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. On opposite sides of the globe
- adj. diametrically opposite
- n. One of the cells at the chalazal pole of an embryo sac.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the antipodes; situated on the opposite side of the globe.
- adj. Diametrically opposite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to the antipodes; situated on or belonging to opposite sides of the globe.
- Hence At the opposite end or extreme; diametrically opposite.
- Also antipodic, antipodical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the relation of opposition along a diameter
- adj. relating to the antipodes or situated at opposite sides of the earth
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The three cells at the opposite end are known as antipodal cells and become invested with a cell-wall.
At the top of this macrospore or embryo-sac two or three germinal vesicles are formed by free cell formation, and also two or three cells called antipodal cells, since they travel to the other end of the embryo-sac; these latter represent a rudimentary prothallium.
There is also the antipodal farthest point from everyone on Earth.
Parts of the far north of Canada and Alaska, and most of Greenland, are antipodal to the coast of Antarctica.
Mr Levy has certainly prepared O readers for antipodal interpretation of what is written in the local daily of record.
Britain, with an exploding crime rate at the turn of the 18th century and its jails crammed past capacity with mostly minor felons, arrived at a solution: the establishment of an antipodal maximum-security prison whose perimeters were on the other side of the world and guarded by the thundering Pacific.
Silence was complicit consent to bomb Libya and now it has an antipodal effect because it lends legitimacy to the despot of Damascus.
The discourse between evangelical Christians and atheists has been antipodal at best.
Sanctions would then end up having an antipodal effect as Iran's regime deflects the public outrage against the U.S.
The Neocon's logic, also employed to justify the Iraqi excursion, is that U.S. offensives in Islamic nations will strike fear into the hearts of freedom-hating Muslims wherever they may find sanctuary the world over, while the notion these forays might have an antipodal effect, creating more terrorists than they vanquish, is an incomprehensible absurdity to devout patriots, and nonsense that would only be espoused by liberals who hate America.