nicad

[nahy-kad]

Origin:
by shortening

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nicad (ˈnaɪˌkæd)
 
n
a rechargeable dry-cell battery with a nickel anode and a cadmium cathode
 
[C20: ni(ckel) + cad(mium)]

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NiCad
nickel-cadmium [battery]
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Unlike lithium and nicad, the lightweight batteries are nontoxic.
NiCad batteries are not preferred as the cost of initial installation and the cost of replacement are both extremely high.
Cadmium is used in nicad batteries and other industrial uses.
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