electrolytic rectifier

electrolytic rectifier

[i′lek·trə‚lid·ik ′rek·tə‚fī·ər]
(electricity)
A rectifier consisting of metal electrodes in an electrolyte, in which rectification of alternating current is accompanied by electrolytic action; polarizing film formed on one electrode permits current flow in one direction but not the other.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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