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Monro Mon·ro (mən-rō')

Family of Scottish anatomists and educators, including Alexander, (1697-1767), a renowned professor of anatomy at Edinburgh University (from 1720), who helped establish Edinburgh as a center of medical training and his son Alexander, (1733-1817), who worked on methods of surgical anesthesia.

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  • She loved Miss monro—all the servants—especially Dixon, the coachman.

    A Dark Night's Work Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Miss monro was out of all patience at his entire calmness and reasonableness.

    A Dark Night's Work Elizabeth Gaskell
  • After an unheeded remonstrance, Miss monro went to do her bidding.

    A Dark Night's Work Elizabeth Gaskell
  • And that is, perhaps, the final significance of Mr monro's work.

  • Bobby was killed by the kick of an ass, and fell into the hands of Dr monro.

    The Court of Cacus

    Alexander Leighton
  • Mr. monro was not only a great grammarian; he had a keen appreciation of poetry.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • Mr. monro argued that "the Tenth Book comes in awkwardly after the Ninth."

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • "The introductory part of the Book is cumbrous," says Mr. monro.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • The use of "iron" for "weapon" is, as Mr. monro says, an anachronism.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • Mr. monro expresses decisively the general opinion on these points.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang

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