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bioelectric

[bahy-oh-i-lek-trik] /ˌbaɪ oʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to electric phenomena occurring in living organisms.
Also, bioelectrical.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; bio- + electric
Related forms
bioelectricity
[bahy-oh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-] /ˌbaɪ oʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bioelectricity

bioelectricity

/ˌbaɪəʊˌɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
electricity generated by a living organism
Derived Forms
bioelectric, adjective
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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