[hel-mont; Flemish hel-mawnt]


Jan Bap·tis·ta van [yahn bahp tis-tah-vahn] /yɑn bɑp ˈtɪs tɑ vɑn/, 1579–1644, Flemish chemist and physician.

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  • For I find not any other reason given by Helmont of his Pronouncing it so, then that it is insipid.

  • And I remmember to our present purpose, that Helmont,Helmont pag.

  • And it is not altogether an easy task to explain away the testimony of eminent men such as were van Helmont and Helvetius.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern

    H. Stanley Redgrove

British Dictionary definitions for helmont



Jean Baptiste van (ʒɑ̃ batist vɑn). 1577–1644, Flemish chemist and physician. He was the first to distinguish gases and claimed to have coined the word gas
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