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Galvani

[gahl-vah-nee] /gɑlˈvɑ ni/
noun
1.
Luigi
[loo-ee-jee] /luˈi dʒi/ (Show IPA),
1737–98, Italian physiologist whose experiments led to the discovery that electricity can result from chemical action.
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Galvani

/Italian ɡalˈvaːni/
noun
1.
Luigi (luˈiːdʒi). 1737–98, Italian physiologist: observed that muscles contracted on contact with dissimilar metals. This led to the galvanic cell and the electrical theory of muscle control by nerves
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Galvani Gal·va·ni (gāl-vä'nē, gäl-), Luigi. 1737-1798.

Italian physiologist and physician who asserted that animal tissues generate electricity. Although proved wrong, his work stimulated research on electricity.

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