Definition of antiparallel in English:


Line breaks: anti|par¦al¦lel
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪˈparəlɛl


  • Parallel but moving or oriented in opposite directions.
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    • Electrons that have spins in the antiparallel direction are strongly scattered, which results in a high resistance.
    • When the field is turned back on, an initially parallel spin will end up antiparallel and vice versa.
    • The double-stranded helices are either parallel or antiparallel and exist in a variety of conformations of different lengths and numbers of residues per turn.

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