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[svahm-uh r-dahm] /ˈsvɑm ərˌdɑm/
[yahn] /yɑn/ (Show IPA),
1637–80, Dutch anatomist and entomologist. Unabridged
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  • In the wells, the Swammerdamia of Swammerdam and Lister ran about with great velocity.

    Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
  • If ever there lived a genuine naturalist, Swammerdam was the man.

  • But Swammerdam appears only twice to have seen the expansion of the dragon-fly, in which this phenomenon is best observed.

  • Swammerdam had a method of preserving them when they appeared to be giving way.

  • We have since met with a figure and description of this gall in Swammerdam.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • Swammerdam describes them as twisted into many coils of an agate colour.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • These directions for dissecting are chiefly taken from Swammerdam, Life xiv.

  • Swammerdam had one which followed him like a dog when he offered it honey.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • I know not why the Englishmen turned aside from Holland, and did not also interrogate the genius of Swammerdam.

    The Insect Jules Michelet
  • Swammerdam gives a most accurate account of the method and situation in which the male impregnates the spawn of the female.

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