Definition of apolar in English:

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Pronunciation: /eɪˈpəʊlə/


chiefly Biochemistry
Having no electrical polarity.
Example sentences
  • As is well known, the surface tension between water and an apolar medium of low dielectric constant increases with increasing salt concentration.
  • These binding surfaces are generally larger and more apolar than those of three-state binding complexes such as that involving antibody-antigen complexes.
  • In general, the pore-lining residues are hydrophobic, which would create an apolar seal and prevent the passage of ions.

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