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rheostat

rheostat

noun rheo·stat \ˈrē-ə-ˌstat\

Definition of RHEOSTAT

:  a resistor for regulating a current by means of variable resistances
rheo·stat·ic \ˌrē-ə-ˈsta-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of RHEOSTAT

1843

rheostat

noun rheo·stat \ˈrē-ə-ˌstat\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RHEOSTAT

:  a resistor for regulating a current by means of variable resistances
rheo·stat·ic \ˌrē-ə-ˈstat-ik\ adjective

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