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  1. the branch of biology dealing with electric phenomena in plants and animals.
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Origin of electrobiology

First recorded in 1840–50; electro- + biology
Related formse·lec·tro·bi·o·log·i·cal [ih-lek-troh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivee·lec·tro·bi·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbe·lec·tro·bi·ol·o·gist, noun
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Historical Examples of electro-biology

  • Then it was no longer an accidental fascination of electro-biology.

    Uncle Silas

    J. S. LeFanu

  • This is not one of the wonders of electro-biology, but simply a fact: the devil exists, and you shall see him.

  • His answer was: ‘Upon the phenomena of electro-biology, and the psychic phenomena of mesmerism.’

  • Most readers have seen something of the effects of electro-biology, whether genuine or spurious.

    The Coming Race

    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • Paracelsus would not have been surprised at the feats of electro-biology.