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electrophorus

An early form of electrostatic generator. It consists of a flat dielectric plate and a metal plate with an insulated handle. The dielectric plate is charged by friction and the metal plate ...

electric organ

electric organ n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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...organ n. A specialized area of modified muscle tissue in certain fishes such as the electric eel ( Electrophorus electricus ), the electric catfish ( Malapterurus electricus ), or the electric ray ( Tetranarce occidentalis ), such tissue being capable of discharging an electric shock to any animal that touches it. See also electroreceptor...

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