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magnet

 [mag´net]
an object having polarity (oppositely charged ends) and capable of attracting iron.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mag·net

(mag'net),
1. A body that has the property of attracting particles of iron, cobalt, nickel, or various other metallic alloys and that, when freely suspended, tends to assume a definite direction between the magnetic poles of the Earth (magnetic polarity).
2. A bar or horseshoe-shaped piece of iron or steel that has been made magnetic by contact with another magnet or, as in an electromagnet, by passage of electric current around a metallic (iron) core.
3. An electromagnet built in a cylindrical configuration to accommodate a patient in its core, for magnetic resonance imaging.
[G. magnēs]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An iron-based mass or bar with magnetic polarity
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

mag·net

(mag'nĕt)
1. A body that has the property of attracting particles of iron, cobalt, nickel, or any of various metallic alloys and that when freely suspended tends to assume a definite direction between the magnetic poles of the earth (magnetic polarity).
2. A bar or horseshoe-shaped piece of iron or steel that has been made magnetic by contact with another magnet or, as in an electromagnet, by passage of electric current around a metallic (iron) core.
3. An electromagnet built in a cylindric configuration to accommodate a patient in its core, for magnetic resonance imaging.
[G. magnēs]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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