Definition of electroplax in English:

electroplax

(also electroplaque)

noun

Zoology
  • Each of a number of flattened plates of protoplasm that make up the electric organ of certain fishes, e.g., the electric eel.

    • ‘The prototype channel ClC - 0, from the Torpedo electroplax, was first discovered and characterized by Miller.’
    • ‘The electroplaque columns are analogous to batteries aligned in series.’
    • ‘When the nerve fires the electroplax, the electric potential between inside and outside of the cell momentarily reverses, releasing the charge.’
    • ‘Frozen T. californica electroplax tissue was from either of two research institutes.’

Pronunciation:

electroplax

/əˈlektrōˌplaks/