Definition of anionic in US English:



  • See anion

    • ‘A new field allows searches on anionic groups such as silicate, phosphate, and carbonate.’
    • ‘The ability with which an emulsion wets a surface is dependent on the type of emulsifier used, and these can be anionic, cationic, or non-ionic.’
    • ‘Neutral or anionic polymers condense DNA by packing the DNA due to excluded volume.’
    • ‘The development of both cationic and anionic exchange materials did not occur until 1935.’
    • ‘The anionic lipids promote faster adsorption whether present in the bilayer vesicles or in the surface monolayer.’
    • ‘An example of an anionic emulsifier is stearic acid.’