an apparatus consisting of an insulated resin disk and a metal plate, used in generating static electricity by induction
Origin of electrophorusModern Latin from electro- + Classical Greek -phoros, bearing from pherein, bear
An apparatus for generating static electricity, consisting of a hard rubber disk that is given a negative charge by friction and a metal plate that is given a net positive charge by induction when in contact with the disk.
Origin of electrophorusNew Latin electro- Greek -phoros -phorous
(plural electrophoruses or electrophori)
- (dated, physics) Any early apparatus, consisting of a rubber disk and a metal plate, for generating static electricity