cation

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noun cat·ion \ˈkat-ˌī-ən, ˈka-(ˌ)tī-ən\

Definition of cation

  1. :  the ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode; broadly :  a positively charged ion

Origin and Etymology of cation

Greek kation, neuter of katiōn, present participle of katienai to go down, from kata- cata- + ienai to go — more at issue


First Known Use: 1834

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cation

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noun cat·ion \ˈkat-ˌī-ən\

Medical Definition of cation

  1. :  the ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode; broadly :  a positively charged ion


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