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[pahy-roh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-] /ˌpaɪ roʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-/

electrification or electrical polarity produced in certain crystals by temperature changes.
/ˌpaɪrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ; -ˌiːlɛk-/
the development of opposite charges at the ends of the axis of certain hemihedral crystals, such as tourmaline, as a result of a change in temperature


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