electrophorus

noun
elec·​troph·​o·​rus | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-fə-rəs How to pronounce electrophorus (audio) \
plural electrophori\ i-​ˌlek-​ˈträ-​fə-​ˌrī How to pronounce electrophorus (audio) , -​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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The first known use of electrophorus was in 1778

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“Electrophorus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrophorus. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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electrophorus

noun
elec·​troph·​o·​rus | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträf-ə-rəs How to pronounce electrophorus (audio) \
plural electrophori\ -​ˌrī How to pronounce electrophorus (audio) , -​ˌrē How to pronounce electrophorus (audio) \

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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