/gal"ik/, adj. Chem.
of or containing gallium, esp. in the trivalent state.
/gal"ik, gaw"lik/, adj.
pertaining to or derived from plant galls: gallic acid.
[1785-95; < F gallique; see GALL3, -IC]

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