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electrostriction

Pronunciation: e-lek'tro-strik'shun

Definition:

  1. The contraction in volume in a protein solution during proteolysis due to the formation of new charged groups.
  2. The reversible change in dimensions of a substance or material when an electric field is applied to it.

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