Weston cell


a brand of cadmium cell.
Also called Weston standard cell.
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British Dictionary definitions for weston standard cell

Weston standard cell

/ (ˈwɛstən) /


a primary cell used as a standard of emf, producing 1.018636 volts: consists of a mercury anode and a cadmium amalgam cathode in an electrolyte of saturated cadmium sulphateFormer name: cadmium cell

Word Origin for Weston standard cell

C20: from a trademark
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