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  1. Ma·rie Fran·çois Xa·vier [ma-ree frahn-swa gza-vyey] /maˈri frɑ̃ˈswa gzaˈvyeɪ/, 1771–1802, French physician.
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Historical Examples

  • All that method could do had been accomplished by Bichat and his followers.

    Medical Essays

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • Bichat assumed the existence of a special group of "physiological" sciences.

    Science and Education

    Thomas H. Huxley

  • The sudden death of Desault in 1795 was a severe blow to Bichat.

  • Bichat defined life as the ensemble of the functions which resist death.

  • This idea found its tersest expression in the definition of Bichat, that life is the sum total of the forces which resist death.

bichat in Medicine


(bē-shä)Marie François Xavier 1771-1802
  1. French physiologist and anatomist who pioneered the histological study of organs.
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