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electrophorus

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noun elec·troph·o·rus \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-fə-rəs\

Definition of electrophorus

plural electrophoriplay \-ˌrī, -ˌrē\

  1. :  a device for producing electric charges consisting of a disk that is negatively electrified by friction and a metal plate that becomes charged by induction when placed on the disk



Origin of electrophorus

New Latin, from electr- + -phorus -phore


First Known Use: 1778


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electrophorus

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noun elec·troph·o·rus \i-ˌlek-ˈträf-ə-rəs\

Medical Definition of electrophorus

plural electrophori \-ˌrī, -ˌrē\play play

  1. :  a device for producing electric charges consisting of a disk that is negatively electrified by friction and a metal plate that becomes charged by induction when placed on the disk




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