nonionic

adjective
non·​ion·​ic | \ˌnän-(ˌ)ī-ˈä-nik \

Definition of nonionic 

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

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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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