carbanion

noun
carb·​an·​ion | \kär-ˈba-ˌnī-ən, -ˌnī-ˌän\

Definition of carbanion 

: an organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom — compare carbonium

First Known Use of carbanion

1933, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about carbanion

Statistics for carbanion

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for carbanion

The first known use of carbanion was in 1933

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for carbanion

carbanion

noun
carb·​an·​ion | \kär-ˈban-ˌī-ən, -ˌī-ˌän \

Medical Definition of carbanion 

: an organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom

More from Merriam-Webster on carbanion

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about carbanion

Comments on carbanion

What made you want to look up carbanion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something that serves to warn or remind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!