galvanism

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Etymology[edit]

From French galvanisme, after physiologist Luigi Alyisio Galvani (1737–1798) + -isme.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡælvəˌnɪzəm/

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galvanism (usually uncountable, plural galvanisms)

  1. The chemical generation of electricity.
  2. The therapeutic use of electricity.
    • 1892, Journal of electrotherapeutics: Volume 10
      Erb and Remak in Germany, Beard and Rockwell and Althans in America, have used it with advantage, in the forms of galvanisms and faradisms, in the treatment of joint troubles.

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  • OED2