counterion etymology

English word counterion comes from English counter- (In opposition to.), English ion

Detailed word origin of counterion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
counter- English (eng) In opposition to.
ion English (eng) An atom or group of atoms bearing an electrical charge, such as the sodium and chlorine atoms in a salt solution.
counterion English (eng) (chemistry) Any ion of opposite charge to another in a solution or other electrochemical system.

Words with the same origin as counterion

Descendants of counter-
Descendants of ion