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Baer

[bair] /bɛər/
noun
1.
Karl Ernst von
[kahrl urnst von,, fuh n] /kɑrl ɜrnst vɒn,, fən/ (Show IPA),
1792–1876, Estonian zoologist and pioneer embryologist.
2.
Max, 1909–59, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1934.
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  • And I will even believe that there was of this divinity in Rabbi Baer.

  • We have seen what were von Baer's criticisms of the theory of parallelism.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • "It's a mistake, an awful mistake, Mr. Baer," he censured me.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • In 1829 Baer discovered the human egg, and later the chorda dorsalis.

    The Last Link Ernst Haeckel
  • Baer, especially, has laid stress on the purposiveness of all vital movement.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • That hypothesis has not the least foundation, as Baer has shown.

  • When you begin to avow it, as Mr. Baer did, it is already in question.

    Behind the Mirrors Clinton W. Gilbert
  • Mr. Petherick says, that the Baer tribe carry a different kind of iron missile from the Neam-Nams.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
Baer in Medicine

Baer (bâr), Karl Ernst von. 1792-1876.

Estonian-born German naturalist and pioneer embryologist who discovered (1827) the mammalian egg in the ovary. He later described the process by which the fertilized egg develops first into germ layers and then into different organs and tissues.

BAER abbr.
brainstem auditory evoked response

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