Fabricus ab Aquapendente

[fă-brĭshē-əs ăb ăk′wə-pĕn-dĕntē]Hieronymus 1537-1619

Italian anatomist who gave the first detailed descriptions (1603) of the semilunar valves of the veins and established embryology as a medical discipline with his comparative studies of human and animal fetal development.

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