Electrophori
Electrophorus E*lec`troph"o*rus, n.; pl. {Electrophori}. [NL., fr. combining form electro- + Gr. fe`rein to bear.] (Physics) An instrument for exciting electricity, and repeating the charge indefinitely by induction, consisting of a flat cake of resin, shellac, or ebonite, upon which is placed a plate of metal. [1913 Webster]

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  • Electrophorus — E*lec troph o*rus, n.; pl. {Electrophori}. [NL., fr. combining form electro + Gr. fe rein to bear.] (Physics) An instrument for exciting electricity, and repeating the charge indefinitely by induction, consisting of a flat cake of resin, shellac …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • electrophorus — noun (plural electrophori) Etymology: New Latin, from electr + phorus phore Date: 1778 a device for producing electric charges consisting of a disk that is negatively electrified by friction and a metal plate that becomes charged by induction… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • electrophorus — /i lek trof euhr euhs, ee lek /, n., pl. electrophori / euh ruy /. an instrument for generating static electricity by means of induction. [1770 80; ELECTRO + phorus, Latinization of PHORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • electrophorus — /əlɛkˈtrɒfərəs/ (say uhlek trofuhruhs), /i / (say ee ) noun (plural electrophori /əlɛkˈtrɒfəraɪ/ (say uhlek trofuhruy), /i / (say ee )) an instrument for generating static electricity by means of induction. {New Latin. See electro , phorous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • electrophorus — [ē΄lek träf′ə rəs; ē lek΄träf′ə rəs, ilek΄träf′ə rəs] n. pl. electrophori [ē΄lek träf′ərī, ē lek΄träf′ərī΄, i lek΄träf′ərī] [ModL < ELECTRO + Gr phoros, bearing < pherein, BEAR1] an apparatus consisting of an insulated resin disk and a… …   English World dictionary

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