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

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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 Could cancer be reversed by controlling the bioelectric conversations among cells? 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. 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

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First Known Use of bioelectric

1914, in the meaning defined above

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