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cathode

 [kath´ōd]
the electrode at which reduction occurs and to which cations are attracted. adj., adj cathod´ic.

cath·ode (Ca, C),

(kath'ōd),
The negative pole of a galvanic battery or the electrode connected with it; the electrode toward which positively charged ions (cations) migrate and are reduced, and into which electrons are fed from their source (anode or generator). Compare: anode.
Synonym(s): negative electrode
[G. kathodos, a way down, fr. kata, down, + hodos, a way]

cath·ode

(C) (kath'ōd)
1. The negative pole of a galvanic battery or the electrode connected with it; the electrode to which positively charged ions (cations) migrate.
Compare: anode
2. Negatively charged part of the x-ray tube head; it contains the tungsten filament.
Synonym(s): negative electrode.
[G. kathodos, a way down, fr. kata, down, + hodos, a way]

cathode

a negatively charged electrode to which positively charged ions move. Compare ANODE.

Cathode

The negative electrode from which an electromagnetic current flows.

cath·ode

(C) (kath'ōd)
1. The negative pole of a galvanic battery or the electrode connected with it; the electrode to which positively charged ions (cations) migrate.
Compare: anode
2. Negatively charged part of the x-ray tube head; it contains the tungsten filament.
Synonym(s): negative electrode.
[G. kathodos, a way down, fr. kata, down, + hodos, a way]
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