a brand of cadmium cell.
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Also called Weston standard cell.
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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
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