myoelectric

myoelectric

[mahy-oh-i-lek-trik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to electrical impulses, generated by muscles of the body, which may be amplified and used especially to control artificial limbs.
2.
of or pertaining to an artificial limb under myoelectric control.

Origin:
1915–20; myo- + electric

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myoelectric (ˌmaɪəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk)
 
adj
denoting a type of powered artificial hand or limb that detects electrical changes in the muscles of the stump and converts these into movements

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myoelectric my·o·e·lec·tric (mī'ō-ĭ-lěk'trĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the electrical properties of muscle tissue from which impulses may be amplified, used especially in the control or operation of prosthetic devices.

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