photocathode

noun
pho·​to·​cath·​ode | \ ˌfō-tō-ˈka-ˌthōd How to pronounce photocathode (audio) \

Definition of photocathode

: a cathode that emits electrons when exposed to radiant energy and especially light

First Known Use of photocathode

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Photocathode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photocathode. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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photocathode

noun
pho·​to·​cath·​ode | \ -ˈkath-ˌōd How to pronounce photocathode (audio) \

Medical Definition of photocathode

: a cathode (as in a photoelectric cell) that emits electrons when exposed to light or other radiation

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