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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.
Compare Weston cell.
Origin
1905-1910
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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