Electric eel

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e·lec·tric eel • n. an eellike freshwater fish (Electrophorus electricus) of South America, using pulses of electricity to kill prey, to assist in navigation, and for defense.

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electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) See ELECTROPHORIDAE; ELECTRIC FISH.

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Electrophorus electricus (electric eel) See ELECTROPHORIDAE;ELECTRIC FISH.