Galvanic
Galvanic Gal*van"ic, a. [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.] Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents. [1913 Webster]

{Galvanic battery} (Elec.), an apparatus for generating electrical currents by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; -- now usually called {voltaic battery}. See {Battery}.

{Galvanic circuit} or {Galvanic circle}. (Elec.) See under {Circuit}.

{Galvanic pile} (Elec.), the voltaic pile. See under {Voltaic}. [1913 Webster]


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