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zwitterion

play
noun zwit·ter·ion \ˈtsvi-tər-ˌī-ˌän also ˈzwi-\

Definition of zwitterion

  1. :  a dipolar ion

zwitterionic play \ˌzwi-tər-ī-ˈä-nik, ˌswi-\ adjective


Origin of zwitterion

German, from Zwitter hybrid (from Old High German zwitaran, from zwi-) + Ion ion — more at twi-


First Known Use: 1906

Rhymes with zwitterion


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zwitterion

play play
noun zwit·ter·ion \ˈtsvit-ər-ˌī-ˌän also ˈzwit-\

Medical Definition of zwitterion

  1. :  a dipolar ion

zwitterionic \ˌtsvit-ər-ī-ˈän-ik\play adjective



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