a negatively charged ion, esp. one that moves toward the anode during electrolysis
Origin of anioncoined by Michael Faraday from Classical Greek anion, thing going up, neuter present participle of anienai, to go up from ana-, up + ienai, to go: see via
A negatively charged ion, especially the ion that migrates to an anode in electrolysis.
Origin of anionFrom Greek neuter present participle of anienai to go up ana- ana- ienai to go ; see ei- in Indo-European roots.