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 (bī′ō-ĭ-lĕk′trĭk) also bi·o·e·lec·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl)
1. Of or having to do with the electric current generated by living tissue.
2. Of or relating to the effects of electricity on living tissue.

bi′o·e·lec·tric′i·ty (-ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē, -ē′lĕk-) n.
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(Biology) electricity generated by a living organism
ˌbioeˈlectric adj
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Noun1.bioelectricity - electric phenomena in animals or plants
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
brain wave, brainwave, cortical potential - (neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph
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