bioelectric

adjective
bio·​elec·​tric | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce bioelectric (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bioelectrical \ ˌbī-​(ˌ)ō-​i-​ˈlek-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce bioelectrical (audio) \

Definition of bioelectric

: of or relating to electric phenomena in living organisms

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bioelectricity \ ˌbī-​(ˌ)ō-​i-​ˌlek-​ˈtri-​sə-​tē How to pronounce bioelectricity (audio) , -​ˈtri-​stē \ noun

Examples of bioelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These spaces, known as the nodes of Ranvier, act like bioelectric repeaters to relay an electrical impulse from node to node down the axon. R. Douglas Fields, Scientific American, "The Brain Learns in Unexpected Ways," 12 Mar. 2020 And one of the new species also boasts a record-setting shock ability of 860 volts, which makes E. voltai the world’s strongest known bioelectric generator. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, "Smithsonian Researchers Triple the Number of Electric Eel Species, Including One With Record-Setting Shock Ability," 10 Sep. 2019 In 2015, Levin, his postdoc Vaibhav Pai, and other collaborators showed experimentally that bioelectric signals from the body shape the development and patterning of the brain in its earliest stages. Quanta Magazine, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 13 Mar. 2018 In 2015, Levin, his postdoc Vaibhav Pai, and other collaborators showed experimentally that bioelectric signals from the body shape the development and patterning of the brain in its earliest stages. Quanta Magazine, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 13 Mar. 2018 The bioelectric currents may convert minerals from one form to another, for instance, fostering the growth of a diversity of other species. New York Times, "Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have an Electric Planet’," 1 July 2019 The kinds of fixes enabled by bioelectric interventions are downright shocking. Sally Adee, Quartz, "Our bodies are full of electricity that could help us fight cancer," 30 May 2019 In 2015, Levin, his postdoc Vaibhav Pai, and other collaborators showed experimentally that bioelectric signals from the body shape the development and patterning of the brain in its earliest stages. Quanta Magazine, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 13 Mar. 2018 The bioelectric currents may convert minerals from one form to another, for instance, fostering the growth of a diversity of other species. New York Times, "Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have an Electric Planet’," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of bioelectric

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioelectric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioelectric. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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