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Herophilus

/ (hɪəˈrɒfɪləs) /
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noun
died ?280 bc, Greek anatomist in Alexandria. He was the first to distinguish sensory from motor nerves
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Herophilus
[ hə-rŏfə-ləs ]
fl. c. 300 bc

Greek anatomist and surgeon. A pioneer of dissection, he compared the human anatomy to that of other animals and gave detailed descriptions of the brain, liver, spleen, and sexual organs.
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