myoelectric

adjective
myo·​elec·​tric | \ ˌmī-ō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce myoelectric (audio) \
variants: or less commonly myoelectrical \ ˌmī-​ō-​i-​ˈlek-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce myoelectrical (audio) \

Definition of myoelectric

: of, relating to, or utilizing electricity generated by muscle

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Examples of myoelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arun Jayaraman, a robotic prosthetic researcher at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, said the lighter design could help overcome some resistance in users to the myoelectric hands, which to date have been too heavy for some. Washington Post, "Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand," 10 May 2018 Arun Jayaraman, a robotic prosthetic researcher at the Shirley Ryan Ability lab in Chicago, said the lighter design could help overcome some resistance in users to the myoelectric hands, which to date have been too heavy for some. Fox News, "Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand," 10 May 2018 The Hennes robotic hand has a simpler mechanical design compared with other such myoelectric prosthetics, characterized by sensors that react to electrical signals from the brain to the muscles, said researcher Lorenzo De Michieli. Washington Post, "Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand," 10 May 2018 The Hennes robotic hand has a simpler mechanical design compared with other such myoelectric prosthetics, characterized by sensors that react to electrical signals from the brain to the muscles, said researcher Lorenzo De Michieli. Fox News, "Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of myoelectric

circa 1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of myoelectric was circa 1919

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“Myoelectric.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myoelectric. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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myoelectric

adjective
myo·​elec·​tric | \ ˌmī-ō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce myoelectric (audio) \
variants: also myoelectrical \ -​tri-​kəl How to pronounce myoelectrical (audio) \

Medical Definition of myoelectric

: of, relating to, or utilizing electricity generated by muscle

Other Words from myoelectric

myoelectrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce myoelectrically (audio) \ adverb

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