polyanion etymology

English word polyanion comes from English anion (A negatively charged ion.), English poly- (Many. Polymer.)

Detailed word origin of polyanion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
anion English (eng) A negatively charged ion.
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
polyanion English (eng) (chemistry) Any anion having more than one negative charge.. (chemistry) Any compound having multiple anion moieties, especially one based on a polymer.

Words with the same origin as polyanion

Descendants of anion
autoion byion cation coion counterion dicationic gegenion ionic ionise ionogenic ionome macroion microion multiion nebenion nitrogen ylide phosphovanadylite phosphuranylite photoion polyion sulphion thermion ylide
Descendants of poly-
polyamorous polyamory polyangular polycarbonate polycarpic polydeism polydiverse polyembryo polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polyglandular polygraph polyketide polymer polyneuritis polyphonic polyphony polypropylene polystyrene polysulfone resin polyurethane polyvinyl styrofoam