d'arsonval current

d'arsonval current
\\ˈdärsənˌvȯl-, -val-\ noun
Usage: usually D'Arsonval
Etymology: after Jacques A. d'Arsonval died 1940 French physicist
: a high-frequency oscillating current of low voltage and high amperage used in diathermy

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