The positively charged electrode in an electrolytic cell, voltaic cell, battery, or plating bath. Negatively charged ions are attracted to the anode. In a plating bath, the anode is the source metal from which the metallic ions are formed. In a corroding system, the anode is the metal at which oxidation is occurring.
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