quasi-molecular ion

in mass spectrometry
A protonated molecule or an ion formed from a molecular ion by loss of a hydrogen atom. The use of the term 'pseudo-molecular ion' is not recommended.
PAC, 1991, 63, 1541. (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1550 [Terms] [Paper]