- From German Zwitter (hermaphrodite) + ion. (Wiktionary)
- German : Zwitter, hybrid (from Middle High German zwitarn, from Old High German, from zwi-, twice) + Ion, ion (from Greek; see ion). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Others have searched for such zwitterion [electrically neutral compound that carries positive and negative charges on different atoms] formation in molecular clusters unsuccessfully, but theoreticians had predicted the possibility that only four water molecules might suffice for the reaction to proceed spontaneously,' adds Zwier.”
“Control of pH in human long-term bone marrow cultures with low-glucose medium containing zwitterion buffer lengthens the period of haemopoietic activity.”
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