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selenium cell

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noun Electricity.
  1. a photovoltaic cell consisting of a thin strip of selenium placed between two metal electrodes.
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Origin of selenium cell

First recorded in 1875–80
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selenium cell

noun
  1. a photoelectric cell containing a strip of selenium between two metal electrodes
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