Fossey

[fos-ee]
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noun

Dian [dahy-an] /daɪˈæn/, 1932–85, U.S. zoologist: expert on great apes.

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Historical Examples of fossey

  • Fossey was killed, De Blois severely wounded in the head and leg.

    Dixmude

    Charles Le Goffic

  • Fossey speaks of one worm-eaten beam, but probably obtained his information from Humboldt.

  • Fossey gave the same order; the two sections sprang out of their temporary trenches under a hail of bullets.

    Dixmude

    Charles Le Goffic


fossey in Science

Fossey

[fŏsē]Dian 1932-1985

American zoologist who conducted extensive studies of mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Africa. Her research brought about a new understanding of the gorilla's behavior and habitat and supported conservation efforts in Africa.
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