dry celldry cell
a voltaic cell in which the electrolyte is in the form of a moist paste or gel that cannot spill
A voltage-generating cell having an electrolyte in the form of moist paste.
Origin of dry cellSo called because its contents cannot spill.
A. carbon rod
B. zinc casing
C. ammonium chloride paste (electrolyte)
D. carbon and manganese dioxide
(plural dry cells)
- Any electrochemical cell whose electrolyte is a solid or stiff paste