galvanic cell

noun Electricity.
cell ( def 7a ).
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galvanic cell

noun
an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged [syn: voltaic cell] [ant: electrolytic cell
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Example sentences
The oxygen meter displays the concentration of oxygen in percent by volume
  measured with a galvanic cell.
Zinc and copper set up a galvanic cell reaction that cause newer pennies to
  corrode more quickly.
When the aluminum foil touches the filling, a galvanic cell is created in the
  mouth.
Again this can be correlated to the difference in potential energies of the
  oxidation-reduction reactions in a galvanic cell.
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