see also anion
a positively charged ion, esp. one that moves toward
the cathode during electrolysis
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Word origin of 'cation'
coined by Faraday
< Gr kation
, thing going down, neut. prp. of katienai
, to go down < kata
, down + ienai
, to go: see via