zwitterion


zwit·ter·ion

noun \ˈtsvi-tər-ˌī-ˌän also ˈzwi-\

Definition of ZWITTERION

:  a dipolar ion
zwit·ter·ion·ic \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

zwit·ter·ion

noun \ˈtsvit-ər-ˌī-ˌän also ˈzwit-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ZWITTERION

: a dipolar ion
zwit·ter·ion·ic \ˌtsvit-ər-ī-ˈän-ik\ adjective

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