cationic

adjective cat·ion·ic \ ˌkat-(ˌ)ī-ˈä-nik , 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

cationically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of cationic

circa 1920

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cationic

adjective cat·ion·ic \ ˌkat-(ˌ)ī-ˈän-ik \

medical Definition of cationic

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

cationically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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