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oligodynamic

oligodynamic in Medicine

oligodynamic ol·i·go·dy·nam·ic (ŏl'ĭ-gō-dī-nām'ĭk)
adj.
Active or effective in very small quantities, as certain germicides or heavy-metal toxins.

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  • Miani attributes this favourable action to the mere presence of the copper, corroborating Ngelis idea of an oligodynamic action.

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