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- n. An early electrical battery using zinc and graphite in dilute chromic acid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A zinc-carbon cell in which the zinc (amalgamated) is surrounded by dilute sulphuric acid, and the carbon by nitric acid or a chromic acid mixture, the two plates being separated by a porous cup.
named for Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (Wiktionary)