electrocapillarity

noun

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: a change in the surface tension between two immiscible liquids when an electric current passes through the interface from one to the other (as in capillary tubes)
electrocapillary
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adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary electr- + capillarity; originally formed as French électrocapillarité

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“Electrocapillarity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrocapillarity. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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