See also: électrode

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Coined by Scientist Michael Faraday in 1833, first used in his Diary (laboratory notebook) from the Ancient Greek words ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektron, amber) (from which the word electricity is derived) and ὁδός (hodós, way).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈlɛk.tɹəʊd/, /iˈlɛk.tɹəʊd/

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electrode (plural electrodes)

  1. The terminal through which electric current passes between metallic and nonmetallic parts of an electric circuit.
    • 1962, “Monster Mash”, Bobby "Boris" Pickett and Lenny Capizzi (lyrics), performed by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers:
      From my laboratory in the Castle east
      To the master bedroom, where the vampires feast
      The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
      To get a jolt from my electrodes
      They did the Mash
      They did the Monster Mash.
  2. A collector or emitter of electric charge in a semiconducting device.

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