noun Chemistry.

an electrolyte of high molecular weight, usually polymeric, either natural or synthetic.

Nearby words

  1. polydomous,
  2. polydontia,
  3. polydorus,
  4. polydrug,
  5. polydysplasia,
  6. polyembryony,
  7. polyendocrine deficiency syndrome,
  8. polyene,
  9. polyenoic acid,
  10. polyergic

Origin of polyelectrolyte

First recorded in 1945–50; poly- + electrolyte

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Medicine definitions for polyelectrolyte




An electrolyte, such as a protein or polysaccharide, having a high molecular weight.

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