[ mahy-oh-i-lek-trik ]
/ ˌmaɪ oʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk /


of or relating to electrical impulses, generated by muscles of the body, which may be amplified and used especially to control artificial limbs.
of or relating to an artificial limb under myoelectric control.

Origin of myoelectric

First recorded in 1915–20; myo- + electric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for myoelectric

/ (ˌmaɪəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk) /


denoting a type of powered artificial hand or limb that detects electrical changes in the muscles of the stump and converts these into movements
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Medical definitions for myoelectric

[ mī′ō-ĭ-lĕktrĭk ]


Of or relating to the electrical properties of muscle tissue from which impulses may be amplified, used especially in the control or operation of prosthetic devices.
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