Galvanic

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Galvanic

Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents.

(Science: physics) galvanic battery, the voltaic pile. See voltaic.

Origin: From Galvani, a professor of physiology at bologna, on account of his connection (about 1780) with the discovery of dynamical or current electricity: cf. F. Galvanique.