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From German Zwitter (hermaphrodite) + ion.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtsvɪtɚɹ.aɪən/, /ˈzwɪtɚɹ.aɪən/, /ˈtswɪtɚɹ.aɪən/

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zwitterion (plural zwitterions)

  1. (chemistry) A molecule, such as an amino acid, that carries both a positive and a negative charge.

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zwitterion m (plural zwitterions)

  1. (chemistry) zwitterion (molecule that carries both a positive and a negative charge)