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Galen

[gey-luh n]
noun
  1. Latin Ga·le·nus [guh-lee-nuh s] /gəˈli nəs/. Claudius,a.d. c130–c200, Greek physician and writer on medicine.
  2. any physician.
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Galen

noun
  1. Latin name Claudius Galenus. ?130–?200 ad, Greek physician, anatomist, and physiologist. He codified existing medical knowledge and his authority continued until the Renaissance
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galen in Medicine

Galen

(gālən)ad 130?-200?
  1. Greek anatomist, physician, and writer whose theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance.
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galen in Science

Galen

[gālən]
  1. Greek anatomist, physician, and writer who developed numerous theories about the structures and functions of the human body, many of which were based on information he gained from dissecting animals. Galen's theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance.
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galen in Culture

Galen

[(gay-luhn)]

An ancient Greek physician and pioneer in the study of anatomy.

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