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(Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering a primary cell with a carbon anode, surrounded by crushed carbon and manganese dioxide in a porous container, immersed in an electrolyte of aqueous ammonium chloride into which the zinc cathode dips. The common dry battery is a form of Leclanché cell
[C19: named after Georges Leclanché (1839–82), French engineer]
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|Noun||1.||Leclanche cell - voltaic cell that produces approximately 1.5 volts|
dry cell - a small Leclanche cell containing no free liquid; the electrolyte is a paste and the negative zinc pole forms the container of the cell; used in flashlights, portable radios, etc.
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