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Piezoelectricity /piˌzˌilɛkˈtrɪsɪti/ is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (such as crystals, certain ceramics, an biological matter such as bone, DNA an various proteins)[1] in response tae applied mechanical stress. The wird piezoelectricity means electricity resultin frae pressur. It is derived frae the Greek piezo or piezein (πιέζειν), which means tae squeeze or press, an electric or electron (ήλεκτρον), which stands for amber, an auncient soorce o electric charge.[2] Piezoelectricity wis discovered in 1880 bi French pheesicists Jacques an Pierre Curie.[3]

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  2. Harper, Douglas. "piezoelectric". Online Etymology Dictionary. 
  3. Manbachi, A. and Cobbold R.S.C. (2011). "Development and Application of Piezoelectric Materials for Ultrasound Generation and Detection". Ultrasound. 19 (4): 187–196. doi:10.1258/ult.2011.011027.