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[hel-mont; Flemish hel-mawnt]
  1. 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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Historical Examples of helmont

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

    The Sceptical Chymist

    Robert Boyle

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

  • 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


  1. 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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