zwitterion

noun
zwit·​ter·​ion | \ ˈtsvi-tər-ˌī-ˌän How to pronounce zwitterion (audio) also ˈzwi- How to pronounce zwitterion (audio) \

Definition of zwitterion

: a dipolar ion

Other Words from zwitterion

zwitterionic \ ˌzwi-​tər-​ī-​ˈä-​nik How to pronounce zwitterion (audio) , ˌswi-​ , ˌtsvi-​ How to pronounce zwitterion (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of zwitterion

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zwitterion

German, from Zwitter hybrid (from Old High German zwitaran, from zwi-) + Ion ion — more at twi-

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“Zwitterion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zwitterion. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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zwitterion

noun
zwit·​ter·​ion | \ ˈtsvit-ər-ˌī-ˌän also ˈzwit- \

Medical Definition of zwitterion

: a dipolar ion

Other Words from zwitterion

zwitterionic \ ˌtsvit-​ər-​ī-​ˈän-​ik How to pronounce zwitterion (audio) \ adjective

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