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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: er'sted

Definition: A unit of magnetic field intensity; the magnetic field intensity that exerts a force of 1 dyne on a unit magnetic pole; equal to (1000/4p) A m-1.

[Hans-Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, 1777–1851]

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