Definition of electrophorus in English:

electrophorus

noun

Physics
  • A device for repeatedly generating static electricity by induction.

    • ‘The electrophorus has historically been used as a charge dispensing device.’
    • ‘Pancaldi tells us in detail the intriguing and difficult stories of the births of the electrophorus, the condenser, the electrometer and the battery.’
    • ‘An electrophorus consists of a flat insulator on which rests a removable metal plate.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from electro- + Greek -phoros bearing.

Pronunciation:

electrophorus

/əˌlekˈträfərəs/