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Cation

Synonym(s)

  • positively charged particle

Definition(s)

Positively charged atoms, radicals or groups of atoms which travel to the cathode or negative pole during electrolysis.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode; broadly: a positively charged ion.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014