dipolar ion

noun

: an ion charged both positively and negatively (as that of an amino acid in solution) : an amphoteric ion
the dipolar ion +H3NCH2COO of glycine

called also zwitterion

compare betaine sense 1a, inner salt

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“Dipolar ion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipolar%20ion. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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