Anion

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  • An atom or group of atoms that has gained one or more electrons.
  • A negatively charged ion.
    Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • A negatively charged ion such as a chloride ion, Cl-.
    Source: Biotechnology Glossary
  • A negatively charged atom or group of atoms produced by gain of electrons. Compare cation.
    Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982. Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
  • A negatively charged ion, such as a hydroxide, chloride, or sulfate ion; opposite of cation. Webster 3rd
  • An atomic particle with a negative charge; one attracted to the anode. CF: cation
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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