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electrophorus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Electrophorus  \E*lec`troph"o*rus\,  n.;  pl  {Electrophori}.  [NL., 
  fr  combining  form  electro-  +  Gr  ?  to  bear.]  (Physics) 
  An  instrument  for  exciting  electricity,  and  repeating  the 
  charge  indefinitely  by  induction,  consisting  of  a  flat  cake 
  of  resin,  shelllac,  or  ebonite,  upon  which  is  placed  a  plate 
  of  metal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  electrophorus 
  n  1:  a  simple  electrostatic  generator  that  generates  repeated 
  charges  of  static  electricity 
  2:  type  genus  of  the  family  Electrophoridae;  electric  eels 
  [syn:  {Electrophorus},  {genus  Electrophorus}] 




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