bioelectric

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

Definition of bioelectric 

: of or relating to electric phenomena in living organisms

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from bioelectric

bioelectricity \ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-i-ˌlek-ˈtri-sə-tē, -ˈtri-stē \ noun

Examples of bioelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 18 Mar. 2018 And because the brain and nervous system are so conspicuously active electrically, the researchers also began to probe their involvement in long-distance patterns of bioelectric information affecting development. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth," 18 Mar. 2018 The Storm’s screen — like the iPhone’s — is sensitive to the bioelectric pulses in your fingertips. Daniel Dumas, WIRED, "Hands On With The BlackBerry Storm," 7 Oct. 2008

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bioelectric.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bioelectric

1914, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bioelectric

Share bioelectric

Statistics for bioelectric

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bioelectric

The first known use of bioelectric was in 1914

See more words from the same year

Comments on bioelectric

What made you want to look up bioelectric? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!