[er-uh-sis-truh-tuh s]


c300–250 b.c., Greek physician and physiologist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of erasistratus

  • Now Erasistratus had just arrived from Sicily and that part of the world.


    An Imitator of Plato

  • Seleucus paid Erasistratus about £20,000 for curing his son Antiochus.

  • Then Erasistratus appointed the next morning for the operation.

  • Many of the companions of the royal pair, among them Erasistratus, accompanied them.

  • Because,” answered Erasistratus, “he is in love with my wife.

erasistratus in Medicine


[ĕr′ə-sĭstrə-təs]fl. c. 250 bc

Greek physician and anatomist. Through observation and dissection he advanced the understanding of the brain, heart, and motor and sensory nerves.
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