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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How to use Helmont in a sentence
Demons, witches, and ghosts were included in Van Helmont's system as causes of disease.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
The word gas was suggested to Van Helmont by the Greek chaos.
The gas which Van Helmont discovered was, as we now know, carbonic acid.In Search of a Son | William Shepard Walsh
At all times the air had received attention, especially since van Helmont made his far-reaching investigations on gases.
Van Helmont, however, seems to have been a genuine man, and to suffer from an undeserved contempt.Essays | Arthur Christopher Benson
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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