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Avenzoar

[av-uh n-zoh-er, -zoh-ahr] /ˌæv ənˈzoʊ ər, -zoʊˈɑr/
noun
1.
1091?–1162, Arab physician and writer in Spain: founder of Almohad dynasty.
Also called Abumeron.
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Avenzoar Av·en·zo·ar (āv'ən-zō'ər), 1090?-1162.

Spanish-Arab physician and writer whose Practical Manual of Treatments and Diet showed an advanced understanding of the human body based on science rather than speculation.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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