a combining form meaning “pressure,” used in the formation of compound words:
/paɪˈiːzəʊ-; piːˈeɪzəʊ-; ˈpiːtsəʊ-/
word-forming element meaning “pressure,” from comb. form of Greek piezein “to press tight, squeeze,” from PIE *pi-sed-yo- “to sit upon” (cf. Sanskrit pidayati “presses, oppresses”), from *pi “on,” short for *epi (see epi-) + *sed- (1) “to sit” (see sedentary). First in piezometer (1820); in common use in word formation from c.1900.
[pahy-ee-zoh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-, pee-ey-zoh-] /paɪˌi zoʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-, piˌeɪ zoʊ-/ noun 1. electricity, or electric polarity, produced by the . adj. 1883, from piezoelectricity, from German piezoelectricität (Wilhelm G. Hankel, 1881), from piezo- + electric. As a noun from 1913.
/paɪˌiːzəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ/ noun 1. the study of chemical reactions at high pressures
noun 1. the property exhibited by some nonconducting crystals of becoming electrically polarized when mechanically strained and of becoming mechanically strained when an electric field is applied. /paɪˌiːzəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ/ noun 1. (physics) piezoelectric effect (pī-ē’zō-ĭ-lěk’trĭk) The generation of an electric charge in certain nonconducting materials, such as quartz crystals and ceramics, when they are subjected to […]
- Piezogenic pedal papule
piezogenic pedal papule pi·e·zo·gen·ic pedal papule (pī-ē’zō-jěn’ĭk) n. Pressure-induced papules of the heel, occurring probably as a result of the herniation of fat tissue due to degeneration of dermal collagen.