rheochord

Rheochord

Rhe"o*chord\, n. [Gr. "rei^n to flow + ??? chord.] (Elec.) A metallic wire used for regulating the resistance of a circuit, or varying the strength of an electric current, by inserting a greater or less length of it in the circuit.
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