iontophoresis

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

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 \ adjective
iontophoretically \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌän-​tə-​fə-​ˈre-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ 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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iontophoresis

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

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 \ transitive verb iontophoresed; iontophoresing
iontophoretic \ -​ˈret-​ik \ adjective
iontophoretically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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