Electrogenic

Electrogenic

[ih-lek-truh-jen-uh-sis]

Definition

Some organisms, termed electrogenic, are able to generate voltages to serve as a predatory or defensive weapon. The order Gymnotiformes detect or stun their prey by means of high voltages generated from modified muscle cells called electrocytes.

See Also

electrical phenomena in nature: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity#Electrical_phenomena_in_nature

electric fish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_fish

electroreception: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroreception

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