Luigi [loo-ee-jee] , 1737–98, Italian physiologist whose experiments led to the discovery that electricity can result from chemical action. Unabridged
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Galvani (Italian ɡalˈvaːni)
Luigi (luˈiːdʒi). 1737--98, Italian physiologist: observed that muscles contracted on contact with dissimilar metals. This led to the galvanic cell and the electrical theory of muscle control by nerves

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Galvani Gal·va·ni (gāl-vä'nē, gäl-), Luigi. 1737-1798.

Italian physiologist and physician who asserted that animal tissues generate electricity. Although proved wrong, his work stimulated research on electricity.

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