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Leclanché cell

noun
  1. electrical engineering a primary cell with a carbon anode, surrounded by crushed carbon and manganese dioxide in a porous container, immersed in an electrolyte of aqueous ammonium chloride into which the zinc cathode dips. The common dry battery is a form of Leclanché cell
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Word Origin

C19: named after Georges Leclanché (1839–82), French engineer
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