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Pronunciation: gal'va-nizm


  1. Direct current electricity produced by chemical action, as by a battery.
  2. Oral manifestations of direct current electricity occurring when dental restorations with dissimilar electric potentials (silver and gold) are placed in the mouth; characterized by pain or development of small areas of leukoplakia.

Synonym(s): voltaism

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