cationic

adjective
cat·​ion·​ic | \ ˌkat-(ˌ)ī-ˈä-nik How to pronounce cationic (audio) , ˌka-(ˌ)tī- \

Definition of cationic

1 : of, relating to, or being a cation
2 : characterized by an active and especially surface-active cation a cationic dye

Other Words from cationic

cationically \ ˌkat-​(ˌ)ī-​ˈä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cationic (audio) , ˌka-​(ˌ)tī-​ \ adverb

Examples of cationic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ionizable cationic lipid is the linchpin of a nanoparticle. Washington Post, 16 June 2021 The ionizable cationic lipid is the linchpin of a nanoparticle. Christopher Rowland, Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2021 Of the four lipids that make up the protective droplet, the ionizable cationic lipid is the one needed in the highest volume and is subject to restrictive patents held by Acuitas and a few other companies. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of cationic

circa 1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cationic was circa 1920

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“Cationic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cationic. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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cationic

adjective
cat·​ion·​ic | \ ˌkat-(ˌ)ī-ˈän-ik How to pronounce cationic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cationic

1 : of or relating to cations
2 : characterized by an active and especially surface-active cation a cationic dye

Other Words from cationic

cationically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cationic (audio) \ adverb

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