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oligodynamic

(ŏl′ĭ-gō-dī-nămĭk)
adj.
  1. 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.

    Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants

    Winifred E. Brenchley