Meaning of apolar in English:


Pronunciation /eɪˈpəʊlə/


  • Having no electrical polarity.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘It is likely that similar results are obtained in all atoms simulations where apolar molecules have very small partial charges.’
    • ‘The lessened stability of these structural elements is very likely caused by the apolar environment.’