Meaning of ZWITTERION in English

ZWITTERION

[ 'zwɪtərʌɪən , 'tsvɪ- ]

■ noun Chemistry an ion having separate positively and negatively charged groups.

Derivatives

~ic adjective

Origin

early 20th cent.: Ger. Zwitterion , from Zwitter 'a hybrid' + Ion 'ion'.

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