Fabricus ab Aquapendente
[ fă-brĭsh′ē-əs ăb ăk′wə-pĕn-dĕn′tē ]
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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