Definition of electrocyte in English:


Syllabification: e·lec·tro·cyte
Pronunciation: /iˈlektrəˌsīt


  • A modified muscle or nerve cell that generates electricity in the electric organ of certain fishes.
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    • The electrical organs consist of modified branchial muscle tissues which are highly modified to serve as electrocytes, miniature organic batteries.
    • The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor is a ligand-gated ion channel found in the neuromuscular junction of vertebrates and the electrocytes of electric fish.
    • The electrocyte muscle-type nAChR is composed of two Î1-and one 1 -, Î-, and γ-subunils, whereas the 2 3 nAChR consists of two Î4-and three 2-subunits in the configuration of.

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