anolyte

noun
an·​o·​lyte | \ ˈanəˌlīt, -nōˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of anolyte

: that portion of the electrolyte in the immediate vicinity of the anode in an electrolytic cell opposed to catholyte

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First Known Use of anolyte

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anolyte

anode + electrolyte

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“Anolyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anolyte. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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