(E*lec`tro*mo"tor) n. [Cf. F. électromoteur.]
1. (Physics) A mover or exciter of electricity; as apparatus for generating a current of electricity.
2. (Mech.) An apparatus or machine for producing motion and mechanical effects by the action of
electricity; an electro-magnetic engine.
(E*lec`tro-mus"cu*lar) a. (Physiol.) Pertaining the reaction (contraction) of the muscles
under electricity, or their sensibility to it.
(E*lec"tron) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'h`lektron. See Electric.] Amber; also, the alloy of gold and silver,
(E*lec`tro-neg"a*tive) a. (Chem. & Physics) (a) Having the property of being attracted
by an electro-positive body, or a tendency to pass to the positive pole in electrolysis, by the law that
opposite electricities attract each other. (b) Negative; nonmetallic; acid; opposed to positive, metallic,
(E*lec`tro-neg"a*tive), n. (Chem. & Physics) A body which passes to the positive
pole in electrolysis.
(E`lec*trop"a*thy) n. [Electro- + Gr. pa`qos suffering.] (Med.) The treatment of disease
(E*lec"tro*phone) n. [Electro- + Gr. fwnh` sound.] (Physics) An instrument for producing
sound by means of electric currents.
(||E*lec`troph"o*rus) n.; pl. ||Electrophori [NL., fr. combining form electro- + Gr. fe`rein
to bear.] (Physics) An instrument for exciting electricity, and repeating the charge indefinitely by induction,
consisting of a flat cake of resin, shellac, or ebonite, upon which is placed a plate of metal.
(E*lec`tro-phys`i*o*log"ic*al) a. (Physiol.) Pertaining to electrical results produced
through physiological agencies, or by change of action in a living organism.
(E*lec`tro-phys`i*ol"o*gy) n. (Physiol.) That branch of physiology which treats of
electric phenomena produced through physiological agencies.
(E*lec"tro*plate`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Electroplating.] (Mech.) To plate or cover with a
coating of metal, usually silver, nickel, or gold, by means of electrolysis.
(E*lec"tro*pla`ter) n. One who electroplates.
(E*lec"tro*pla`ting) n. The art or process of depositing a coating (commonly) of silver,
gold, or nickel on an inferior metal, by means of electricity.
(E*lec`tro-po"lar) a. (Physics) Possessing electrical polarity; positively electrified at one
end, or on one surface, and negatively at the other; said of a conductor.