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photocathode

[foh-toh-kath-ohd]
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noun
  1. a cathode, typically of a cesium or sodium compound, having the property of emitting electrons when activated by light or other radiation.

Origin of photocathode

First recorded in 1925–30; photo- + cathode
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British Dictionary definitions for photocathode

photocathode

noun
  1. a cathode that undergoes or is used for photoemission
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