from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Metchnikoff, Elie 1845-1916. Russian zoologist. He shared a 1908 Nobel Prize for discoveries and advances in immunology.

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  • n. Russian bacteriologist in France who formulated the theory of phagocytosis (1845-1916)


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  • Hoffmeyer, a bacteriologist of the Metchnikoff School, had discovered the serum for the plague.

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  • Metchnikoff, Weininger, and Schopenhauer, and wonderingly at those of


  • Metchnikoff failed to provide the necessary pre-conditions for those who would seek to demonstrate those reactions that conferred protection of such an entity.

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  • Unlike Metchnikoff, Burnet sought a firm definition of the immune self.

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  • In short, Metchnikoff combined a Darwinian sensibility to a Bernardian conceptualization of autonomy.

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  • These developments continue a trajectory of two major theoretical developments: Originally, Metchnikoff regarded immunology as effecting dual functions: first, establishing the organism's identity, and then protecting its integrity.

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  • When pathogenic microbes were discovered in the 1870s, Metchnikoff soon applied to the phagocyte the new role of defending the organism against invaders.

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  • The concept of probiotics applied to preventative medicine is claimed to have originated from Metchnikoff.

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  • LYNCH: (LAUGHS) And to such delights has Metchnikoff inoculated anthropoid apes.


  • Sometimes he came from far afield, like for instance the great Elie Metchnikoff.

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