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elec·tric or·gan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. electric organ, electronic organ, Hammond organ, organnoun

    (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ

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  1. electric organnoun

    An effector organ found in some fish (especially electric eels and electric catfish), that can produce a voltage large enough to aid in predation.

  2. electric organnoun

    electronic organ.

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  1. Electric organ

    In biology, the electric organ is an organ common to all electric fish used for the purposes of creating an electric field. The electric organ is derived from modified nerve or muscle tissue. The electric discharge from this organ is used for navigation, communication, defence and also sometimes for the incapacitation of prey.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Electric Organ

    In about 250 species of electric fishes, modified muscle fibers forming disklike multinucleate plates arranged in stacks like batteries in series and embedded in a gelatinous matrix. A large torpedo ray may have half a million plates. Muscles in different parts of the body may be modified, i.e., the trunk and tail in the electric eel, the hyobranchial apparatus in the electric ray, and extrinsic eye muscles in the stargazers. Powerful electric organs emit pulses in brief bursts several times a second. They serve to stun prey and ward off predators. A large torpedo ray can produce of shock of more than 200 volts, capable of stunning a human. (Storer et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p672)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of electric organ in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of electric organ in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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