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  • adj. of or pertaining to an anion
  • n. an anionic detergent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having the character of an anion; negatively charged; containing anions; -- of atoms, molecules, and groups of atoms. Contrasted with cationic.
  • adj. of or pertaining to anions. Contrasted with cationic
  • n. a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions.

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  • n. a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions
  • adj. of or relating to anions


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  • [41] is presumably due to the binding of ACh at the peripheral "anionic" site.

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  • Besides avoiding the small amino acids, from your Venn diagram, they look to cover most options to me (the only obvious ommision would be glutamate, E, for an example of a anionic (negative) amino acid).

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  • Soaps are anionic surfacants, and one bath bar generally works as well as another.

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  • The plane of anionic valency sites created by this double ribbon arrangement is neutralized by the metal cations.

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  • Thank God it does contain everyone's favorite anionic polyelectrolyte, xanthan gum, a thickening agent produced by a bacterium that lives on cabbage plants.

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  • The alkalies react with acids in the hard water and help the anionic detergents clean better, and, in the case of soap, also reduce scum formation.


  • There are four types of detergents: anionic, nonionic, cationic, and amphoteric.


  • For this reason, alkaline substances are often added to anionic detergents and to soaps, which are also anionic.


  • Doing so will end the program, but it will also produce a surge in the holodeck emitters, causing them to release a lethal dose of anionic radiation that will kill the personnel inside.

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