One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly US Electricity. That responds to an electric current or charge; undergoing a change of state in the presence of an electric current or charge.
2Zoology. Of or relating to electroreception; capable of electroreception, sensitive to electrical stimuli.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in U.S. Patents. From electro- + receptive.
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