- French histologist noted for his studies of nerve endings and skin structure.
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Examples from the Web for ranvier
We follow them to the Hôtel-de-Ville, where Ranvier, who is on duty there, receives them.
Two nerve fibers, showing the nodes or constrictions of Ranvier and the axis cylinder.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
The mayors had no longer an army when, at ten o'clock, Ranvier came to ask for their final decision.
Ranvier, in an interval of silence, cried out, "In the name of the People the Commune is proclaimed."
Ranvier went in search of cannon, and mounted them in the fort of Issy, thus preventing the Versaillese from taking the offensive.