Meaning of ANTIPODAL in English


I. an-ˈti-pə-d ə l adjective

Date: 1646

1. : of or relating to the antipodes ; specifically : situated at the opposite side of the earth or moon

an antipodal meridian

an antipodal continent

2. : diametrically opposite

an antipodal point on a sphere

3. : entirely opposed

a system antipodal to democracy

II. noun

Date: 1919

: any of three haploid cells in most angiosperms that are grouped at the end of the embryo sac farthest from the micropyle — called also antipodal cell

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.