from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gesner, Konrad von 1516-1565. Swiss encyclopedist and naturalist who published an annotated bibliography of all known books in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew (1545-1549). His Historia Animalium (1551-1558) is considered the basis of modern zoology.
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- n. Swiss naturalist who was one of the founders of modern zoology (1516-1565)
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