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[av-uh n-zoh-er, -zoh-ahr]
  1. 1091?–1162, Arab physician and writer in Spain: founder of Almohad dynasty.
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Also called Abumeron.
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Examples from the Web for avenzoar

Historical Examples

  • The most famous of the professors were Averroes, Albucasis and Avenzoar.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

    William Osler

  • Ebn Zoar, better known as Avenzoar, may be looked upon as the authority in Moorish pharmacy.

  • Avenzoar (Ibn Zohr) a little later made numerous important medical and surgical discoveries.

    The Moors in Spain

    Stanley Lane-Poole

  • Avenzoar speaks of a golden probe for applying salve to the eye and for separating adhesion of the eye to the lid.

avenzoar in Medicine


  1. Spanish-Arab physician and writer whose Practical Manual of Treatments and Diet showed an advanced understanding of the human body based on science rather than speculation.
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