ground-fault interrupter

ground-fault interrupter

(ground′fôlt)
n.
An electrical safety device, as in an outlet, that detects and interrupts ground faults. Also called ground-fault circuit interrupter.
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Regular inspection of equipment for electrical integrity can help reduce the potential for injury, as can the presence of ground-fault interrupters near the (ubiquitous) plumbing in laboratories.