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[ ahy-on-uh-jin, -jen ]
/ aɪˈɒn ə dʒɪn, -ˌdʒɛn /

noun Physics, Chemistry.

any substance capable of producing ions, as an electrolyte.

Nearby words

ionization potential, ionize, ionizer, ionizing radiation, iono-, ionogen, ionomer, ionone, ionopause, ionophore, ionophoresis

Origin of ionogen

First recorded in 1905–10; ion + -o- + -gen
Related formsi·on·o·gen·ic [ahy-on-uh-jen-ik] /aɪˌɒn əˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ionogen

  • As a matter of experience, the conductivity of a given quantity of an acid or other ionogen does tend toward a limit.

    The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2.|Julius Stieglitz