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.
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 ∨ circle. Elec. See under Circuit. -- Galvanic pile Elec., the voltaic pile. See under Voltaic.
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