Definition of Electrolytic cell

1. Noun. A cell containing an electrolyte in which an applied voltage causes a reaction to occur that would not occur otherwise (such as the breakdown of water into hydrogen and oxygen).

Terms within: Anode, Cathode, Electrode
Generic synonyms: Cell, Electric Cell
Antonyms: Voltaic Cell



Medical Definition of Electrolytic cell

1. A cell that uses electrical energy to produce a chemical change that would otherwise not occur spontaneously. (09 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrolytic Cell

electrolyser
electrolysers
electrolyses
electrolysing
electrolysis
electrolyte
electrolyte acid
electrolyte balance
electrolyte imbalance
electrolyte metabolism
electrolyte profile
electrolyte solution
electrolytes
electrolytic
electrolytic capacitor
electrolytic cell (current term)
electrolytic condenser
electrolytical
electrolytically
electrolyzable
electrolyzation
electrolyzations
electrolyze
electrolyzed
electrolyzer
electrolyzers
electrolyzes
electrolyzing
electromagnet
electromagnetic

Literary usage of Electrolytic cell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The anode of the electrolytic cell is therefore always connected to the middle ... electrolytic cell ..."

2. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"An electrolytic cell. electrolytic cell.—(1) A cell or vessel containing an electrolyte in which electrolysis is carried on. (2) A plating cell or vat. ..."

3. Electrical Review (1891)
"The electrolytic cell (F, in Fig. 1) which I used, consisted of a box formed of strips of window glass cemented together with marine glue. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"It follows, therefore, th»t the heat H which would be evolved in x ia the equivalent of the whole energy given out in the electrolytic cell If therefore we ..."

5. American Telephone Practice by Kempster Blanchard Miller (1905)
"If the cell, S, is discharged the transmitter may be considered as acting solely by means of the battery, B, the counter EMF of the electrolytic cell ..."

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