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 myoelectric (audio) \

Definition of myoelectric

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

Examples of myoelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet the primary manufacturer of non-myoelectric upper limb prosthetic attachments, TRS, gears its offerings toward hobbyists and veterans looking for leisure activities. Britt H. Young, Wired, 26 Oct. 2021 Some of the most high-tech innovations (with the exception of bionic knees and ankles) could be substituted with lower-cost, simpler tech for many people who do not need or want to try myoelectric arms. Britt H. Young, Wired, 26 Oct. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 10 May 2018 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myoelectric. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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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 myoelectric (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 myoelectric (audio) \ adverb

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