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Avicenna

[ av-uh-sen-uh ]
/ ˌæv əˈsɛn ə /
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noun

a.d. 980–1037, Islamic physician and philosopher, born in Persia.

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British Dictionary definitions for Avicenna

Avicenna
/ (ˌævɪˈsɛnə) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for Avicenna

Avicenna
[ ăv′ĭ-sĕnə ]
980-1037

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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Scientific definitions for Avicenna

Avicenna
[ ăv′ĭ-sĕnə ]

See Ibn Sina, Hakim.
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