zwitterion

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Etymology[edit]

From German Zwitter (hermaphrodite) + ion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtsvɪtəraɪən/

Noun[edit]

zwitterion (plural zwitterions)

  1. (chemistry) A molecule, such as an amino acid, that carries both a positive and a negative charge.

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