galvani galvani


  • (n) Italian physiologist noted for his discovery that frogs' muscles contracted in an electric field (which led to the galvanic cell) (1737-1798)


  1. Bologna also produced Luigi Galvani, in the 18th Century, whose experiments with electricity and the nerves and muscles of the legs of frogs gave rise to "galvanism" and kindred .
  2. Some other scientific words (besides watt and ampere) from the names of great pioneers: ohm, coulomb, gauss, henry, maxwell, gilbert, volt (from Volta), galvanize (from Galvani .


  • Galvanized pipes make for rusty water

    CALHOUN — Ever wonder why some of the water in Calhoun is slightly discolored and tastes funny? The main reason is some of the water lines that run through Calhoun are 60-plus years old and galvani...
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Rome News-Tribune

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