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- Galen A.D. 130?-200? Greek anatomist, physician, and writer. His theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance.
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- proper n. An ancient Greek physician.
- proper n. A male given name, of mostly American usage.
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- n. Greek anatomist whose theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance (circa 130-200)
From the Ancient Greek word γαλήνη, meaning calm or tranquil. (Wiktionary)