Agassiz

[ag-uh-see; for 2 also French a-ga-see]
noun
  1. Alexander,1835–1910, U.S. oceanographer and marine zoologist, born in Switzerland.
  2. his father(Jean) Louis (Ro·dolphe) [zhahn lwee raw-dawlf] /ʒɑ̃ lwi rɔˈdɔlf/, 1807–73, U.S. zoologist and geologist, born in Switzerland.
  3. Elizabeth Cabot Cary,1822–1907, U.S. author and educator, a founder and the first president (1894–1903) of Radcliffe College.
  4. Lake, a lake existing in the prehistoric Pleistocene Epoch in central N America. 700 miles (1127 km) long.
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Agassiz

noun
  1. Jean Louis Rodolphe (ʒɑ̃ lwi rɔdɔlf). 1807–73, Swiss natural historian and geologist, settled in the US after 1846
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Agassiz

[ăgə-sē](Jean) Louis (Rodolphe) 1807-1873
  1. Swiss-born American naturalist whose studies of glaciers and their movement introduced the idea of the ice age in 1840. Agassiz later revolutionized science education in the United States by emphasizing direct observation of the natural environment.
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