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polyelectrolyte

[pol-ee-i-lek-truh-lahyt] /ˌpɒl i ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an electrolyte of high molecular weight, usually polymeric, either natural or synthetic.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; poly- + electrolyte
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Examples for polyelectrolyte
  • A polymer molecule containing ionizable subunits is known as a polyelectrolyte.
polyelectrolyte in Medicine

polyelectrolyte pol·y·e·lec·tro·lyte (pŏl'ē-ĭ-lěk'trə-līt')
n.
An electrolyte, such as a protein or polysaccharide, having a high molecular weight.

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