I. 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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