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[svahm-uh r-dahm] /ˈsvɑm ərˌdɑm/
[yahn] /yɑn/ (Show IPA),
1637–80, Dutch anatomist and entomologist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If ever there lived a genuine naturalist, Swammerdam was the man.

  • A Frenchman also—Thvenot—supported Swammerdam with his purse and credit.

    The Insect Jules Michelet
  • Swammerdam, who was then residing there, might have been present at both spectacles.

    The Insect Jules Michelet
  • Its dbut, as we have seen, was signalized by its slaying its creator, Swammerdam.

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

  • Swammerdam describes them as twisted into many coils of an agate colour.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • Swammerdam found a nest of this description attached to the stem of a nettle.

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

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • The great Swammerdam, who first described it, was lost in admiration at it.

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

    The Insect World Louis Figuier

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