iontophoresis

noun
ion·​to·​pho·​re·​sis | \ (ˌ)ī-ˌän-tə-fə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce iontophoresis (audio) \
plural iontophoreses\ (ˌ)ī-​ˌän-​tə-​fə-​ˈrē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce iontophoresis (audio) \

Definition of iontophoresis

: the introduction of an ionized substance (such as a drug) through intact skin by the application of a direct electric current

Other Words from iontophoresis

iontophoretic \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌän-​tə-​fə-​ˈre-​tik How to pronounce iontophoresis (audio) \ adjective
iontophoretically \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌän-​tə-​fə-​ˈre-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce iontophoresis (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of iontophoresis

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iontophoresis

borrowed from German Iontophorese, from ionto-, combining form representing Ion ion (borrowed from Greek iont-, iṓn, present participle of iénai "to go") + -o- -o- + -phorese -phoresis — more at issue entry 1

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The first known use of iontophoresis was in 1909

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“Iontophoresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iontophoresis. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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iontophoresis

noun
ion·​to·​pho·​re·​sis | \ (ˌ)ī-ˌänt-ə-fə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce iontophoresis (audio) \
plural iontophoreses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce iontophoresis (audio) \

Medical Definition of iontophoresis

: the introduction of an ionized substance (as a drug) through intact skin by the application of a direct electric current

Other Words from iontophoresis

iontophorese \ -​ˈrēs How to pronounce iontophoresis (audio) \ transitive verb iontophoresed; iontophoresing
iontophoretic \ -​ˈret-​ik How to pronounce iontophoresis (audio) \ adjective
iontophoretically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce iontophoresis (audio) \ adverb

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