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electrolyte (plural electrolytes)
- (chemistry) A substance that, in solution or when molten, ionizes and conducts electricity.
- (physiology) Any of the various ions (such as sodium or chloride) that regulate the electric charge on cells and the flow of water across their membranes.
substance that ionizes and conducts electricity
ion that regulates the electric charge on cells and the flow of water across their membranes