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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or named after— John Hunter, a noted Scottish surgeon and physiologist (1728–93), founder of the Hunterian collection of specimens in anatomy, etc., the nucleus of the present great Hunterian Museum in London; or his brother, William Hunter (1718-83), anatomist, and founder of the Hunterian collection in Glasgow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Discovered or described by John Hunter, an English surgeon. See chancre.

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