Aselli A·sel·li (ə-sěl'ē, ä-sěl'ē), Gasparo. Latin Gaspar A·sel·i·us (ə-sěl'ē-əs). 1581-1626.
Italian anatomist who discovered the lacteal vessels of the intestine.
The stars γ and δ are called the aselli—the ass's colts feeding from the silver manger.
I have noticed thirty-six stars, besides the aselli, arranged in the order of the accompanying diagram.
Even Harvey, who was among aselli's opponents, joined in insisting on this unsatisfactory reason.