Meaning of ANION in English

ˈaˌnīən also -īˌän noun

( -s )

Etymology: Greek, neuter of aniōn, present participle of anienai to go up, from ana- + ienai to go — more at issue

1. : a negatively charged ion (as a hydroxide, chloride, or acetate ion) — opposed to cation


a. : the ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the anode and is there discharged and liberated or deposited

b. : a negative gaseous ion

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