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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 ...

electrophorus

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 is placed ...
electrostatic generator

electrostatic generator  

A device used to build up electric charge to an extreme potential usually for experimental purposes. The electrophorus and the Wimshurst machine were early examples; a more usual device now is the ...
electrolectin

electrolectin  

A lectin of the galaptin family from Electrophorus electricus, and the name of a group of β‐d‐galactoside‐binding lectins found in teleosts, amphibians, and mammals.
electric fish

electric fish  

Fish that are capable of generating electric discharges. A number of species, belonging to different families, have this capability. Some (e.g. Electrophorus electricus (electric eel) and the ...
Electrophoridae

Electrophoridae  

; subclass Actinopterygii, order Cypriniformes)A monospecific family (Electrophorus electricus, electric eel) which has an elongate, eel-like body with a long anal fin confluent with the tail fin. ...
electric organ

electric organ  

An organ occurring on the body or tail of certain fish, such as the electric ray (Torpedo) and electric eel (Electrophorus electricus). It gives an electric shock when touched and is used either to ...
Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta

Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta  

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(1745–1827) Italian physicist.In 1774 he began teaching in Como and in that year invented the electrophorus. He moved to Pavia University in 1778. In 1800 he made the voltaic cell, thus providing the ...

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