Meaning of CATHODIC in English

(ˈ)ka|thädik, -ōd-, kəˈthä- adjective


a. : of, at, or relating to a cathode

cathodic deposition of metals

— opposed to anodic

b. of a chemical element : tending to form a cathode in an electrochemical cell in relation to another element, often hydrogen

copper is cathodic to zinc

2. or kathodic : turned away — used of that half of a leaf which is turned away from the course of the genetic spiral; compare anodic

• cath·od·i·cal·ly -ə̇k(ə)lē adverb

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