electrophorus

noun
elec·troph·o·rus | \i-ˌlek-ˈträ-fə-rəs \
plural electrophori\i-ˌlek-ˈträ-fə-ˌrī, -ˌrē \

Definition of electrophorus 

: 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

First Known Use of electrophorus

1778, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for electrophorus

New Latin, from electr- + -phorus -phore

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electrophorus

noun
elec·troph·o·rus | \i-ˌlek-ˈträf-ə-rəs \
plural electrophori\-ˌrī, -ˌrē \

Medical Definition of electrophorus 

: 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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