polyelectrolyte

[ pol-ee-i-lek-truh-lahyt ]
/ ˌpɒl i ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪt /

noun Chemistry.

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

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Origin of polyelectrolyte

First recorded in 1945–50; poly- + electrolyte
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Medical definitions for polyelectrolyte

polyelectrolyte
[ pŏl′ē-ĭ-lĕktrə-līt′ ]

n.

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