Praxagoras(prăk-săg′ər-əs)4th century bc
- Greek physician who was the first to distinguish between arteries and veins.
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Examples from the Web for praxagoras
Theocritus was a Syracusan, the son of Praxagoras and Philinna.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)
John Addington Symonds
And Praxagoras says the same; and he also praises rain-water.
Praxagoras first distinguished two kinds of vessels which he supposed to contain air, whence the name artery.An Epitome of the History of Medicine
Herophilos had studied medicine under Praxagoras, one of the best-known successors of Hippocrates.Education: How Old The New
James J. Walsh
Upon the suggestion of Praxagoras, the people of Neapolis offered sacrifices for his restoration to health.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.