Galvani

[ gahl-vah-nee ]
/ gɑlˈvɑ ni /

noun

Lu·i·gi [loo-ee-jee], /luˈi dʒi/, 1737–98, Italian physiologist whose experiments led to the discovery that electricity can result from chemical action.

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British Dictionary definitions for Galvani

Galvani
/ (Italian ɡalˈvaːni) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for Galvani

Galvani
[ găl-vänē, 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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