anode ray


Definition of anode ray

: any of the streams of positively charged particles emitted by the metallic anode of a discharge tube or by impurities on the surface of the anode

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First Known Use of anode ray

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Anode ray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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