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primary cell, voltaic cell, galvanic cell (s) (nouns); primary cells, voltaic cells, galvanic cells (pl)
1. An electrical cell that uses an irreversible chemical reaction to generate electricity and, as a result, cannot be recharged: When buying new batteries for her flash light, Linda debated whether to buy primary cell batteries or to invest in rechargeable batteries.
2. A cell consisting of two dissimilar metal electrodes in a solution that acts chemically on one or both of them to produce a voltage: Jack, the auto mechanic, stated that the battery or primary cell in the car was dead and could not be recharged; so, it would need to be replaced.
This entry is located in the following units: galvano-, galvan- + (page 3) prim-, primi-, primo- (page 2) volt + (page 8)