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Related to Peizoelectricity: piezoelectric effect, pyroelectricity
Electric currents generated by pressure on certain crystals, for example, quartz, mica, calcite.
[G. piezō, to press, squeeze, + electricity]
piezoelectricity(pe-a'zo-e-lek-tris?i-te) [? + elektron, amber]
Production of an electric current by application of pressure to certain crystals such as mica, quartz, or Rochelle salt.See: triboluminescence
n electrical current produced by mechanical pressure on connective tissue and other crystals like quartz, mica, and Rochelle salt.