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Related to electrophorus: Electrophorus electricus
n. pl. e·lec·troph·o·ri (-ə-rī′, -ə-rē′)
An apparatus for generating static electricity, consisting of a hard rubber disk that is given a negative charge by friction and a metal plate that is given a net positive charge by induction when in contact with the disk.
[New Latin : electro- + Greek -phoros, -phorous.]
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(General Physics) an apparatus for generating static electricity. It consists of an insulating plate charged by friction and used to charge a metal plate by induction
[C18: from electro- + -phorus, from Greek -phoros bearing, from pherein to bear]
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e•lec•troph•o•rus(ɪ lɛkˈtrɒf ər əs, ˌi lɛk-)
n., pl. -o•ri (-əˌraɪ)
an instrument for generating static electricity by means of induction.
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|Noun||1.||electrophorus - a simple electrostatic generator that generates repeated charges of static electricity|
|2.||Electrophorus - type genus of the family Electrophoridae; electric eels|
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
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