Definition of electroplax in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɛktrəʊplaks/
(also electroplaque /ɪˈlɛktrəʊplak/)


Each of a number of flattened plates of protoplasm that make up the electric organ of certain fishes, e.g. the electric eel.
Example sentences
  • The prototype channel ClC - 0, from the Torpedo electroplax, was first discovered and characterized by Miller.
  • Frozen T. californica electroplax tissue was from either of two research institutes.
  • When the nerve fires the electroplax, the electric potential between inside and outside of the cell momentarily reverses, releasing the charge.

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