/an"ohd/ , n.
1. the electrode or terminal by which current enters an electrolytic cell, voltaic cell, battery, etc.
2. the negative terminal of a voltaic cell or battery.
3. the positive terminal, electrode, or element of an electron tube or electrolytic cell.
[ 1825-35; ánodos way up, equiv. to an- AN- 3 + hodós way, road ]