electric organ

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electric organ

[i¦lek·trik ′ȯr·gən]
(vertebrate zoology)
An organ consisting of rows of electroplaques which produce an electric discharge.
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Evolution has removed the ability of muscle cells to contract and changed the distribution of proteins in the cell membrane; now all electrocytes do is push ions across a membrane to create a massive flow of positive charge," said Lindsay Traeger, U-W graduate student and co-author of the study.
The effect of systemic training on plasma electrocytes, haematocrit value and blood sugar in Thoroughbred race horses.
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