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Bernard

[ ber-nar for 1; bur-nerd, bur-nahrd for 2 ]
/ bɛrˈnar for 1; ˈbɜr nərd, bɜrˈnɑrd for 2 /
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noun

Claude [klohd], /kloʊd/, 1813–78, French physiologist.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “bear” and “hardy.”

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British Dictionary definitions for Bernard

Bernard
/ (ˈbɜːnəd) /

noun

(French bɛrnar) Claude (klod). 1813–78, French physiologist, noted for his research on the action of secretions of the alimentary canal and the glycogenic function of the liver
(ˈbɜːnəd) Saint, known as Bernard of Menthon and the Apostle of the Alps . 923–1008, French monk who founded hospices in the Alpine passes. Feast day: Aug 20
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Medical definitions for Bernard

Bernard
[ bĕr-när ]
Claude 1813-1878

French physiologist noted for his study of the digestive and nervous systems.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for Bernard

Bernard
[ bĕr-när ]
Claude 1813-1878

French physiologist noted for his study of the chemical reactions involved in the digestive system and of the connection between the liver and the nervous system. His work laid the foundation for experimental medicine.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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