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 (ĭ-lĕk′trŏf′ər-əs, ē′lĕk-)
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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(ɪlɛkˈtrɒfərəs; ˌiːlɛk-)
(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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(ɪ lɛkˈtrɒf ər əs, ˌi lɛk-)

n., pl. -o•ri (-əˌraɪ)
an instrument for generating static electricity by means of induction.
[1778; probably Latinization of Italian elettroforo; see electro-, -phore]
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Noun1.electrophorus - a simple electrostatic generator that generates repeated charges of static electricityelectrophorus - a simple electrostatic generator that generates repeated charges of static electricity
electrostatic generator, electrostatic machine, Van de Graaff generator, Wimshurst machine - electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
2.Electrophorus - type genus of the family Electrophoridae; electric eels
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Electrophoridae, family Electrophoridae - small family comprising the electric eels
electric eel, Electrophorus electric - eel-shaped freshwater fish of South America having electric organs in its body
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Electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) AChE and horse serum BChE were used, while acetylthiocholine iodide (AChI) and butyrylthiocholine chloride (BChI) were employed as substrates of the reaction.
Thiazolyl blue tetrazolium bromide (MTT), galantamine hydrobromide and AChE from Electrophorus electricus (electric eel), 500U/mg, were purchased from Sigma (St.
Physostigmine, Ellman's reagent (DTNB, 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid)), ATCh (acetylthiocholine iodide), BTCh (S-butyrylthiocholine iodide), AChE (acetylcholinesterase, Electrophorus electricus), BuChE (human plasmabutyrylcholinesterase), sodium phosphate buffer, pH 7.0, and DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) were obtained from Sigma-Aldrich.
But touching the bigger Electrophorus electricus (a member of a South American group of batteries-included fishes) "is reminiscent of walking into an electric fence on a farm," Catania says.
micropeltes presented comparable sensitivity to carbamates and organophosphates insecticides than that from Electrophorus electricus by comparing half maximal inhibitory concentration values, therefore the enzyme is a valuable source for insecticides detection in Malaysian waters at lower cost.