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

Examples of microelectrode in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To investigate how the visual encoder could work with the microelectrode array system, the patient used the visual encoder to scan an image of black and white bars printed on cardboard. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 Manufacturing large microelectrode arrays can be very complex and costly, Zeck says, but making large sheets of graphene could be more practical. Karmela Padavic-callaghan, Wired, 12 July 2021 Now microelectrode biosensors are available that give unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution, enabling direct measurement of chemical conversations between cells in the nervous system. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 25 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of microelectrode

1917, in the meaning defined above

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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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