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galvanism (n.)

"electricity produced by chemical action," 1797, from French galvanisme or Italian galvanismo, from Luigi Galvani (1737-1798), professor of anatomy at Bologna, who discovered it c. 1792 while running currents through the legs of dead frogs.

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Definitions of galvanism

galvanism (n.)
electricity produced by chemical action;
galvanism (n.)
the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis);
Synonyms: electrotherapy / electric healing / electrical healing
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