One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘Frozen T. californica electroplax tissue was from either of two research institutes.’
- ‘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.’
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