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electromagnetic

/elec·tro·mag·net·ic/ (-mag-net´ik) involving both electricity and magnetism.

electromagnetic

[-magnet′ik]
Etymology: Gk, elektron, Magnesia, ancient source of lodestone
1 pertaining to magnetism that is induced by an electric current.
2 pertaining to radiation such as light, microwaves, x-rays, gamma rays, or radio waves.

electromagnet

(ē-lĕk″trō-măg′nĕt) [″ + magnes, magnet]
A magnet consisting of a length of insulated wire wound around a soft iron core. When an electrical current flows through the wire, a magnet is produced.
electromagnetic, adjective

electromagnetic

pertaining to or emanating from electromagnetism.

electromagnetic flowmeter
measures the electromagnetic force generated when the blood flowing through a vessel of known diameter passes through a magnetic field at right angles to the magnetic lines of force.
electromagnetic radiation
transport of energy through space. Examples are x-rays, radio waves.
electromagnetic receptors
receptors which perceive electromagnetic stimuli.
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