2. Adjective. Having multiple successive peaks of activity ¹
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Definition of Polyphasic
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Literary usage of Polyphasic
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1. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"Such a system or solution is therefore either diphasic or polyphasic. A true solution, composed of two substances, may have one substance regarded as that ..."
2. An Introduction to Theoretical and Applied Colloid Chemistry, "the World of by Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald (1922)
"When we speak of a polyphasic system, as represented, for instance, by a quartz suspension, we mean that periodically a whole series of properties changes ..."
3. Monthly Consular and Trade Reports by United States Bureau of Manufactures (1902)
"In consequence of the combination of polyphasic currents thrown into the ... This vehicle will be put in motion when a polyphasic current is produced in the ..."
4. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1879)
"... theory is the simplest explanation of all of the facts and that there are no facts as yet accessible which demand a polyphasic or a peripheral doctrine. ..."
5. Popular Science Monthly (1912)
"Living protoplasm is a good instance of such a polyphasic system. It is—at least in certain forms, eg, the protoplasm of egg-cells —an emulsion-like or ..."
6. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"... physiological effects is the characteristic influence which surface-tension has upon the distribution of dissolved substances in any polyphasic system. ..."
7. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The intracellular effect of exogenously administered prostacyclin in the gastric mucosa seems to be a polyphasic effect, namely: 1. ..."