anion

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an·ion

noun \ˈa-ˌnī-ən\

Definition of ANION

:  the ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the anode; broadly :  a negatively charged ion

Origin of ANION

Greek, neuter of aniōn, present participle of anienai to go up, from ana- + ienai to go — more at issue
First Known Use: 1834

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an·ion

noun \ˈan-ˌī-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANION

: the ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the anode; broadly : a negatively charged ion

anion

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Atom or group of atoms carrying a negative electric charge, indicated by a superscript minus sign after the chemical symbol. Anions in a liquid subjected to an electric field migrate toward the positive electrode (anode). Examples include hydroxyl (OH; see hydroxide), carbonate (CO2), and phosphate (PO3). See also ion; compare cation.

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