Meaning of CATIONIC in English


|kad.ˌī|änik, -aˌtī-, -ēk adjective

1. : relating to or consisting of cations

2. of a chemical compound : characterized by an active cation, especially by a surface-active cation (as a large hydrophobic organic group)

cationic germicide

cationic surface-active agent

• cat·ion·i·cal·ly -ə̇k(ə)lē, -ēk-, -li adverb

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