from The Century Dictionary.
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- Of or pertaining to K. F. Wolff (1733-94), a German anatomist and physiologist; in anat., physiol., and zoology, noting certain structures of vertebrated animals.
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- adjective (Anat.) Discovered, or first described, by Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1733-1794), the founder of modern embryology.
- adjective the mesonephros.
- adjective the duct from the Wolffian body.
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- adjective Relating to Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1733–1794), German
physiologistand one of the founders of embryology.
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This continues to grow caudalward until it opens into the ventral part of the cloaca; beyond the pronephros it is termed the Wolffian duct.
In a wistful, perfectly Wolffian coda, Maureen finds herself leafing through the Bible, inscribed to "Clara Gutierrez," wondering whatever happened to the dreams of the girl who received it for her confirmation.
(“First Principles of all Philosophy,” 1733-34), which includes an extensive review of natural science as well as logic, metaphysics, and ethics, became the most widely adopted textbook of Wolffian philosophy.
Gottsched's Wolffian philosophy of poetry, accordingly, was quickly supplanted by Johann Jakob Breitinger's Critische Abhandlung (1740), a book that emphasized the a posteriori experience of poetry, not its rule-bound composition.
The theoretical basis of the work was the Wolffian principle that the theater and other forms of poetry (Gottsched had little to say about the emerging medium of the novel) should be used to convey important moral truths through images that would make them accessible and engaging for a wide audience.
Thus far, Gottsched has not made special use of Wolffian terms.
Bilfinger stressed the significance of this thrust, in the guise of Aristotle's possibilitas or dynamis, in his Wolffian commentary.
Further developments of the Wolffian philosophy can be found particularly in the domain of aesthetics with Gottsched and Baumgarten.
But each individual embryo is equipped to be either one — each possesses the Mullerian ducts that become the female reproductive system as well as the Wolffian ducts that become the male one.
Mendelssohn worked within the framework of Wolffian metaphysics and psychology, and thus he accepted the definition of sensible perception as clear but confused cognition.