primary cell


: a cell that converts chemical energy into electrical energy by irreversible chemical reactions

Examples of primary cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dermal fibroblasts are the primary cell type in the connective tissue of the skin. Megan Marples, CNN, 10 June 2022 The researchers built a second system that estimates the wealth of users of Togo’s two primary cell networks, using calling patterns and other account details, like credit top-ups. Tom Simonite, Wired, 17 Dec. 2020 The list of goods include lithium primary cells, nickel-cadmium storage batteries and parts of lead-acid storage batteries, according to a list from the U.S. Trade Representative office. Ryan Maye Handy, Houston Chronicle, 4 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of primary cell was in 1902

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“Primary cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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