non·​ion·​ic | \ ˌnän-(ˌ)ī-ˈä-nik How to pronounce nonionic (audio) \

Definition of nonionic

: not ionic especially : not dependent on a surface-active anion for effect nonionic surfactants

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Recent Examples on the Web NBS Corning Corning, New York NBS – as in nonbinding surface – is a nonionic hydrophilic polymer coating that prevents traces of proteins, DNA, or drug compounds from sticking to test tubes or assay plates. David Pescovitz, WIRED, "Stuff Love," 1 Jan. 2001

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonionic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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