Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents.

<physics> Galvanic battery, the voltaic pile. See Voltaic.

Origin: 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.

(01 Mar 1998)