Alcmaeon

[ alk-mee-uh n ]
/ ælkˈmi ən /
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noun Classical Mythology.

a son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle who commanded the second expedition against Thebes. He killed his mother for sending his father to certain death and was driven mad by the Furies.

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Alcmaeon

[ ălk-mēən ]
fl. sixth century bc.

Greek physician and philosopher. He was the first known anatomist and probably the first to perform scientific dissections of human bodies.

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