Alternative term: Electric cell
A device that converts chemical energy into electric energy or vice versa. It consists essentially of two different electrodes in an electrolyte. The flow of current is created by the migration of ions in the electrolyte when the electrodes are connected through an external circuit.
Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)
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