- noun a current-generating electric device that contains an electrolyte in the form of a paste or within a porous material
- A primary cell in which the positive electrode is carbon, the negative electrode is zinc, and the electrolyte is ammonium chloride. Also called Leclanché cell.
- A primary cell whose electrolyte is immobilized. It may be, for instance, a paste or a gel. This contrasts with a wet cell, whose electrolyte is a liquid