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cadmium cell

noun Electricity.
  1. a cell with mercury and cadmium electrodes in a cadmium sulfate electrolyte, used to supply an accurate voltage for electronic measurements.
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Origin of cadmium cell

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for cadmium cell

cadmium cell

noun
  1. a photocell with a cadmium electrode that is especially sensitive to ultraviolet radiation
  2. a former name for Weston standard cell
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