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cathode

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noun cath·ode \ˈkath-ˌōd\

Medical Definition of cathode

  1. 1:  the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which reduction occurs: asa:  the negative terminal of an electrolytic cellb:  the positive terminal of a storage battery that is delivering current

  2. 2:  the electron-emitting electrode of an electron tube—compare anode





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