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an·i·on

 (ăn′ī′ən)
n.
A negatively charged ion, especially the ion that migrates to an anode in electrolysis.

[From Greek, neuter present participle of anienai, to go up : ana-, ana- + ienai, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

an′i·on′ic (-ŏn′ĭk) adj.
an′i·on′i·cal·ly adv.
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Noun1.anionic - a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutionsanionic - a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions
detergent - a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering
Adj.1.anionic - of or relating to anions
cationic - of or relating to cations