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Miescher Mie·scher (mē'shər), Johann Friedrich. 1844-1895.

Swiss physiologist who discovered (1869) nucleic acid.

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  • We find, however, a more remarkable instance in the Monostomum bijugum of miescher.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden
  • miescher, particularly, has described the want of oxygen as a specific stimulus to the production of erythrocytes.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • About ten years previously miescher found similar bodies in the muscles of the mouse.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

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