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Medical Term:

ionization

Pronunciation: i'on-i-za'shun

Definition

  1. Dissociation into ions, occurring when an electrolyte is dissolved in water or certain liquids or when molecules are subjected to electrical discharge or ionizing radiation.
  2. Production of ions as a result of interaction of radiation with matter.

Synonym(s): iontophoresis

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