electrophorus

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noun elec·troph·o·rus \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-fə-rəs\

Definition of electrophorus

plural

electrophori

play \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-fə-ˌrī, -ˌrē\
  1. :  a device for producing electric charges consisting of a disk that is negatively electrified by friction and a metal plate that becomes charged by induction when placed on the disk

Origin and Etymology of electrophorus

New Latin, from electr- + -phorus -phore


First Known Use: 1778


Medical Dictionary

electrophorus

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noun elec·troph·o·rus \i-ˌlek-ˈträf-ə-rəs\

Medical Definition of electrophorus

plural

electrophori

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  1. :  a device for producing electric charges consisting of a disk that is negatively electrified by friction and a metal plate that becomes charged by induction when placed on the disk


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