from The Century Dictionary.
- Of, pertaining to, or resembling zinc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Pertaining to, or resembling, zinc; -- said of the electricity of the zincous plate in connection with a copper plate in a voltaic circle; also, designating the positive pole.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling
- adjective obsolete Of or pertaining to the zinc
electrodethat connects to a copperone in a voltaic cell
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In order to show that normally speaking a stimulated wire becomes zincoid, and also to show once more the anomalies into which we may fall by adopting no more definite terminology than that of negative variation, I have devised the following experiment (fig. 51).
The stimulated end of tin, say the end A, thus becomes zincoid, i.e. the current through the electrolyte (non-polarisable electrodes with interposed galvanometer) is from A to B, and _through the wire_, from the less stimulated B to the more stimulated A.
Whether the more excited was zincoid or cuproid depended on the substance and its molecular condition.
a voltaic couple, we might call it 'zincoid,' and the injured contact
_ -- Action current from less excited to more excited -- zincoid change in the excited -- e.g. stale nerve, fresh retina. [
The uninjured end is therefore comparable to the zinc in a voltaic cell (is zincoid), the injured being copper-like or cuproid. [