Definition of electrophorus in English:


Syllabification: e·lec·troph·o·rus
Pronunciation: /iˌlekˈträfərəs


  • A device for repeatedly generating static electricity by induction.
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    • Pancaldi tells us in detail the intriguing and difficult stories of the births of the electrophorus, the condenser, the electrometer and the battery.
    • The electrophorus has historically been used as a charge dispensing device.
    • An electrophorus consists of a flat insulator on which rests a removable metal plate.


late 18th century: from electro- + Greek -phoros 'bearing'.

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