zwitterion

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From German Zwitter ‎(hermaphrodite) +‎ -ion.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtsvɪtɚɹ.aɪən/, /ˈzwɪtɚɹ.aɪən/

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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Noun[edit]

zwitterion m (plural zwitterions)

  1. (chemistry) zwitterion (molecule that carries both a positive and a negative charge)