[bahr-nahrd, -nerd for 1; bahr-nerd for 2–5]
  1. Chris·tiaan N(eeth·ling) [kris-tyahn nit-ling] /ˈkrɪs tyɑn ˈnɪt lɪŋ/, 1922–2001, South African surgeon: performed first successful human-heart transplant 1967.
  2. Edward Emerson,1857–1923, U.S. astronomer.
  3. Frederick Augustus Porter,1809–89, U.S. educator and advocate of higher education for women: president of Columbia University 1864–89.
  4. George Gray,1863–1938, U.S. sculptor.
  5. Henry,1811–1900, U.S. educator.
  6. a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. Christiaan (Neethling). 1923–2001, South African surgeon, who performed the first human heart transplant (1967)
  2. Edward Emerson . 1857–1923, US astronomer: noted for his discovery of the fifth satellite of Jupiter and his discovery of comets, nebulae, and a red dwarf (1916)
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[bärnərd, bär-närd]Christiaan Neethling 1923-2001
  1. South African surgeon who performed the first human heart transplant (1967).
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[bärnərd]Christiaan Neethling 1923-2001
  1. South African surgeon who performed the first successful human heart transplant in 1967.
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