primary cell
noun Date: 1902 a cell that converts chemical energy into electrical energy by irreversible chemical reactions

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  • primary 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, ↑galvanic cell • Ant: ↑electrolytic cell (for: ↑voltaic cell) …   Useful english dictionary

  • primary cell — Elect. a cell designed to produce electric current through an electrochemical reaction that is not efficiently reversible, so that the cell when discharged cannot be efficiently recharged by an electric current. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • primary cell — /praɪmri ˈsɛl/ (say pruymree sel) noun a cell designed to produce electric current through an electrochemical reaction which is not efficiently reversible and hence the cell, when discharged, cannot efficiently be recharged by an electric current …   Australian English dictionary

  • primary cell — A cell or cell line taken directly from a living organism, which is not immortalized …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • primary cell — An electric cell that converts chemical energy into electrical energy in an irreversible process: unlike a secondary cell, it cannot be recharged …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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