Avicenna

[av-uh-sen-uh]
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Avicenna

noun
  1. Arabic name ibn-Sina. 980–1037, Arab philosopher and physician whose philosophical writings, which combined Aristotelianism with neo-Platonist ideas, greatly influenced scholasticism, and whose medical work Qanun was the greatest single influence on medieval medicine
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Avicenna

Latinization of name of Ibn Sina (980-1037), Persian philosopher and physician. Full name Abū ‘Alī al-Husayn ibn ‘Abd Allāh ibn Sīnā al-Balkhī.

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Avicenna

[ăv′ĭ-sĕnə]980-1037
  1. Persian physician and philosopher noted for his Canon of Medicine, a standard medical textbook used in Europe until the 17th century.
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Avicenna

[ăv′ĭ-sĕnə]
  1. See Ibn Sina, Hakim.
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