American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Swammerdam, Jan 1637-1680. Dutch naturalist known for his pioneering microscopic research. He was the first to describe red blood cells (1658).
- n. Dutch naturalist and microscopist who proposed a classification of insects and who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and was the first to see red blood cells (1637-1680)
“I have narrowed the responsible person down to 3 names: the Swiss Johann Jacob Harder, the Dutch Jan Swammerdam and the English John Ray.”
“Fifty years later, the bee was a favorite subject for the pioneering entomologist Jan Swammerdam. back”
“Swammerdam, against the united forces of the Duke of Alva and”
“Swammerdam, a brilliant Dutch naturalist of the 17th century, was especially noted for his minute studies of the viscera and system of injection of vessels.”
“Swammerdam, and signed, on behalf of H.B.M., the Peace of”
“While in Leiden he made a number of acquaintances, including Swammerdam, de Graat, and Spinoza, but he didn't stay long; in early 1664, he returned to Copenhagen.”
“Before an audience of intellectuals, Swammerdam cut away the skin of the silkworm to reveal what appeared to be a tiny model of the future moth inside, from proboscis to antennae to folded wings.”
“The insect Swammerdam used in his experiments back in 1669 was nothing other than a silkworm.”
“The Preformationists, with their roller-coaster names — Spallazani, Swammerdam, Leeuwenhoek — believed that all of humankind had existed in miniature since Creation, in either the semen of Adam or the ovary of Eve, each person tucked inside the next like a Russian nesting doll.”
“Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen in 1964; the conferment, in 1973, of the honorary degree of D.Sc. by Edinburgh University; and the awarding of the Jan Swammerdam medal of the”
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