an eellike, freshwater fish, Electrophorus electricus, found in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers and tributaries, sometimes over 6 feet (1.8 meters) long, capable of emitting strong electric discharges.
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- electric constant,
- electric current,
- electric dipole moment,
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- electric eye,
- electric field,
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- electric field strength,
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Origin of electric eel
First recorded in 1785–95
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an eel-like freshwater cyprinoid fish, Electrophorus electricus, of N South America, having electric organs in the body: family Electrophoridae
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