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- Scheele, Karl Wilhelm 1742-1786. German-born Swedish chemist who independently discovered oxygen (c. 1772) before Joseph Priestley.
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- n. Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)
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