noun Physical Chemistry.
Origin of anion
Examples from the Web for anion
One of these is always composed of oxygen and hydrogen and is the anion.
The Nile beyond surrounded an island, where flourished the well-kept sacred grove of Anion.
It will be noticed that in neutralization the anion of the acid and the cation of the base are not changed.
Now, one question: Has the news of the death of the ram of Anion reached you?
In this the heart shall be preserved till a new ram offered by a worthy hand enters the herd of Anion.
British Dictionary definitions for anion
Word Origin for anion
Word Origin and History for anion
"a negatively charged ion, which moves toward the anode (q.v.) during electrolysis," 1834, proposed by the Rev. William Whewell (1794-1866), English polymath, and published by English physicist Michael Faraday, from Greek anion "(thing) going up," neuter past participle of anienai "go up," from ana "up" (see ana-) + ienai "go" (see ion).