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Wolff

[vawlf; English woo lf]
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noun
  1. Chris·ti·an von [kris-tee-ahn fuh n] /ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn fən/, Baron.Also Wolf.1679–1754, German philosopher and mathematician.
  2. Kas·par Frie·drich [kahs-pahr free-drikh] /ˈkɑs pɑr ˈfri drɪx/, 1733–94, German anatomist and physiologist.
Related formsWolff·i·an, adjective
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Wolffian

adj.
  1. Relating to or described by Kaspar Friedrich Wolff.

Wolff

(vôlf)
  1. German anatomist noted for his pioneering work in embryology. His chief work, Theoria Generationis (1759), refuted the theory of preformation, which held that the embryo is a fully formed miniature adult.
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