from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Galvani, Luigi 1737-1798. Italian physiologist and physician who asserted that animal tissues generate electricity. Although he was proved wrong, his experiments stimulated research on electricity.
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- n. Italian physiologist noted for his discovery that frogs' muscles contracted in an electric field (which led to the galvanic cell) (1737-1798)
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