electrophorus


elec·troph·o·rus

noun \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-fə-rəs\
plural elec·troph·o·ri\-ˌrī, -ˌrē\

Definition of ELECTROPHORUS

:  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

elec·troph·o·rus

noun \i-ˌlek-ˈträf-ə-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural elec·troph·o·ri \-ˌrī, -ˌrē\

Medical Definition of ELECTROPHORUS

: 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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