Meaning of electrode

e•lec•trode

Pronunciation: (i-lek'trōd), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. a conductor, not necessarily metallic, through which a current enters or leaves a nonmetallic medium, as an electrolytic cell, arc generator, vacuum tube, or gaseous discharge tube.
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