Meaning of cadmium cell

cad'mium cell"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Elect. Elect.
  1. a cell with mercury and cadmium electrodes in a cadmium sulfate electrolyte, used to supply an accurate voltage for electronic measurements. Cf. Weston cell.
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