anode ray

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anode ray was in 1896

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“Anode ray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anode%20ray. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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