rheostat


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rheostat

 [re´o-stat]
an apparatus for regulating resistance in an electric circuit.

rhe·o·stat

(rē'ō-stat),
A variable resistor used to adjust the current in an electrical circuit.
[rheo- + G. statos, stationary]

rhe·o·stat

(rē'ō-stat)
A variable resistor used to adjust the current in an electrical circuit.
[rheo- + G. statos, stationary]

rhe·o·stat

(rē'ō-stat)
A variable resistor used to adjust current in an electrical circuit.
[rheo- + G. statos, stationary]
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