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electrocyte

(ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Zoology) zoology a specialized muscle or nerve cell that generates electricity, as found in an electric organ
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Its internal structure is identical to the one in Torpedo fish where column of electrocytes (cells where electric charge is produced by the movement of ions in a similar way as in battery cells) arranged within organs increases the electrical output up to 500 volts.
But between 100 and 200 million years ago, some fish began to amplify that potential by evolving electrocytes from muscle cells, organized in sequence and capable of generating much higher voltages than those used to make muscles work.
Eels' thousands of cells, called electrocytes, generate up to 600 volts of electricity--about 50 car batteries' worth of juice.
The effect of systemic training on plasma electrocytes, haematocrit value and blood sugar in Thoroughbred race horses.
Single electrocytes produces a sexually dimorphic signal in South American fish Hypopomus occidentales (gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae).
1:30 DISTRIBUTION OF OXIDATIVE AND GLYCOLYTIC ENZYMES IN ELECTROCYTES OF PHYLOGENTICALL DIVERSE SPECIES OF FISH.