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pi·e·zo·e·lec·tric·i·ty

(pī'ĕ-zō-ē'lek-tris'i-tē),
Electric currents generated by pressure on certain crystals, for example, quartz, mica, calcite.
[G. piezō, to press, squeeze, + electricity]
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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
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