- Mar·cel·lo [mahr-chel-law] /mɑrˈtʃɛl lɔ/, 1628–94, Italian anatomist.
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Well, Malpighi tried to discover the capillaries by this method, and failed.Experiments on Animals
The Italian positivist, Malpighi, showed perhaps the highest boldness.The Insect
It may be urged that in exalting Hales I am unfair to Malpighi.
Malpighi seems to have been the first to observe them, and he took them for capillary tubes.Disease in Plants
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But Malpighi did not confine his observations to animal tissues.A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)
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- Marcello (marˈtʃɛllo). 1628–94, Italian physiologist. A pioneer in microscopic anatomy, he identified the capillary system (1661)
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Malpighi(măl-pē′gē, mäl-)Marcello 1628-1694
- Italian anatomist who pioneered the use of a microscope in the study of anatomy and discovered the capillary system.
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- Italian anatomist who was the first to use a microscope in the study of anatomy. He discovered the capillary system, extending the work of William Harvey. He is also noted for his studies of the structure of the lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, skin, brain, and spinal cord.
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