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electric organ

(in certain fishes) an organ composed of electroplaques.
Origin of electric organ
1865-70 Unabridged
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  • The nervous system does this through a command nucleus that decides when the electric organ will fire.
  • The electric organ is used to stun prey which is then consumed with the aid of it's highly protrusible mouth.
British Dictionary definitions for electric organ

electric organ

  1. a pipe organ operated by electrical means
  2. another name for electronic organ
(zoology) a small group of modified muscle cells on the body of certain fishes, such as the electric eel, that gives an electric shock to any animal touching them
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