[shvahn; English shwahn]
- The·o·dor [tey-oh-dawr] /ˈteɪ oʊˌdɔr/, 1810–82, German zoologist.
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The yacht of this man Schwann has never been seen by my master.
"On board Schwann's yacht, the Christabel," Selingman replied.
Schwann then varied his experimental argument, with no alteration in the result.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
"I am glad to see you," muttered Schwann, half ashamed of his own emotion.
Caillette threw herself between them, and Schwann dragged her back.
- Theodor (ˈteːodoːr). 1810–82, German physiologist, who founded the theory that all animals consist of cells or cell products
- German physiologist and pioneer histologist who described (1839) the cell as the basic structure of animal tissue. He isolated pepsin in 1836, and in 1838 he described the myelin sheath.
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