zwitter hypothesis

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zwitter hypothesis zwit·ter hypothesis (zwĭt'ər, tsvĭt'-)
The hypothesis that an ampholyteric electrode such as an amino acid, yields equal numbers of basic and acid ions at the isoelectric point, thus becoming a zwitterion.

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