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[ih-lek-troh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/

the branch of dealing with electric phenomena in plants and animals.

See electrobiology

animal magnetism; animal hypnotism
Word Origin

electr(icity) + biology


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