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1. The positive pole of a galvanic battery or the electrode connected with it; an electrode toward which negatively charged ions (anions) migrate (for example, in electrophoresis); a positively charged electrode. Compare: cathode.
2. The portion, usually made of tungsten, of an x-ray tube from which x-rays are released by bombardment by cathode rays (electrons).
Synonym(s): positive electrode
[G. anodos, a way up, fr. ana, up, + hodos, a way]

positive electrode

An anode; the pole opposite a cathode.
See also: electrode
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