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Fracastorius

[frah-ka-stawr-ee-uh s, -stohr-]
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noun
  1. a walled plain in the fourth quadrant of the face of the moon: about 60 miles (97 km) in diameter.
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  • It lies, however, ten degrees nearer the equator than Fracastorius.

    Pleasures of the telescope

    Garrett Serviss

  • The celebrated poem of Fracastorius deserves to be read both for its fine Latinity and for its information.

  • The typhus of modern times is the same as that described by Fracastorius and Cordames.

  • A good idea of the accomplishment of the medical teachers of the time may be judged very well from the life of Fracastorius.

  • Fracastorius, and nearly all those who have entered into any refined inquiry upon the subject, adopt the first.

    Novum Organum

    Francis Bacon