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nonionic Syllabification: non·i·on·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌnänīˈänik/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of nonionic in English:


1Not ionic.
Example sentences
  • It can be shown that both ionic and non-ionic bonds contribute to the interaction.
  • Another important non-ionic hydride is also basic in water.
  • The emulsifier used can be anionic, cationic, or non-ionic.
1.1(Of a detergent) not dissociating into ions in aqueous solution.
Example sentences
  • When chaotropic agents and non-ionic detergents are present, the proteins disaggregate.
  • The precursor of pea legumin, but not the mature forms accumulated in storage vacuoles, is difficult to extract from membranes unless non-ionic detergents are used, which is an unusual feature for soluble proteins.
  • Firstly, jars were washed in a non-ionic detergent and rinsed in distilled water.
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