microelectrode

noun
mi·​cro·​elec·​trode | \ ˌmī-krō-i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd How to pronounce microelectrode (audio) \

Definition of microelectrode

: a minute electrode especially : one that is inserted in a living biological cell or tissue in studying its electrical characteristics

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Recent Examples on the Web Utah Emeritus Distinguished Professor Richard A. Normann invented the Utah Slanted Electrode Array, a grouping of 100 microelectrodes and wires implanted in the forearm's nerves and connected to an external computer. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Amputee can feel objects again with prosthetic arm inspired by Luke Skywalker," 25 July 2019 The team used microelectrodes to record activity from neurons in the temporal lobes of patients undergoing surgery for epilepsy. Suzanne O’sullivan, WSJ, "Confessions of the Miswired Brain," 5 Oct. 2018 Today’s mainstream neuroscience has its roots in studying the behavior of neurons one at a time using needlelike microelectrodes. Simon Makin, Scientific American, "“Traveling” Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition," 28 June 2018 These elements could include conductive fibers, such as carbon fibers and/or microelectrodes made out of materials such as gold, copper, platinum, and conductive polymers. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Alphabet’s Verily has a “smart diaper“ design that distinguishes pee from poo," 17 May 2018 Utah Emeritus Distinguished Professor Richard A. Normann invented the Utah Slanted Electrode Array, a grouping of 100 microelectrodes and wires implanted in the forearm's nerves and connected to an external computer. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Amputee can feel objects again with prosthetic arm inspired by Luke Skywalker," 25 July 2019 The team used microelectrodes to record activity from neurons in the temporal lobes of patients undergoing surgery for epilepsy. Suzanne O’sullivan, WSJ, "Confessions of the Miswired Brain," 5 Oct. 2018 Today’s mainstream neuroscience has its roots in studying the behavior of neurons one at a time using needlelike microelectrodes. Simon Makin, Scientific American, "“Traveling” Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition," 28 June 2018 These elements could include conductive fibers, such as carbon fibers and/or microelectrodes made out of materials such as gold, copper, platinum, and conductive polymers. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Alphabet’s Verily has a “smart diaper“ design that distinguishes pee from poo," 17 May 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Microelectrode.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microelectrode. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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microelectrode

noun
mi·​cro·​elec·​trode | \ ˌmī-krō-i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd How to pronounce microelectrode (audio) \

Medical Definition of microelectrode

: a minute electrode especially : one that is inserted in a living biological cell or tissue in studying its electrical characteristics

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