bioelectricity

bioelectric

[bahy-oh-i-lek-trik]
adjective
of or pertaining to electric phenomena occurring in living organisms.
Also, bioelectrical.


Origin:
1915–20; bio- + electric

bioelectricity [bahy-oh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-] , noun
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bioelectricity (ˌbaɪəʊˌɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ)
 
n
electricity generated by a living organism
 
bioe'lectric
 
adj

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bioelectricity

electric potentials and currents produced by or occurring within living organisms. Bioelectric potentials are generated by a variety of biological processes and generally range in strength from one to a few hundred millivolts. In the electric eel, however, currents of one ampere at 600 to 1,000 volts are generated. A brief treatment of bioelectricity follows. For full treatment, see electricity: Bioelectric effects

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