Meaning of CATION in English


— cationic /kat'uy on"ik/ , adj. — cationically , adv.

/kat"uy'euhn, -on/ , n. Physical Chem.

1. a positively charged ion that is attracted to the cathode in electrolysis.

2. any positively charged atom or group of atoms (opposed to anion ).

Also, kation .

[ 1825-35; katión going down (neut. of katión, prp. of kateînai ), equiv. to kat- CAT- + -i- go + -on neut. prp. suffix ]

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