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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Electrophorus — Electrophorus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

  • Electrophorus — An electrophorus is a capacitive generator used to produce electrostatic charge via the process of electrostatic induction. It was invented in 1764 by Swedish professor Johan Carl Wilcke, [cite book last=Pancaldi first=Giuliano year=2003… …   Wikipedia

  • Electrophorus — Zitteraal Zitteraal Systematik Überordnung: Ostariophysi Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • electrophorus — elektroforas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. electrophorus vok. Elektrophor, n rus. электрофор, m pranc. électrophore, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Electrophorus — elektriniai unguriai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Electrophorus angl. electric eels rus. электрические угри ryšiai: platesnis terminas – elektriniai unguriai siauresnis terminas – elektrinis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • 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 — …   Википедия

  • 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 — noun Any early apparatus, consisting of a rubber disk and a metal plate, for generating static electricity …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.