Mar·cel·lo [mahr-chel-law], /mɑrˈtʃɛl lɔ/, 1628–94, Italian anatomist.
- Mal·pigh·i·an [mal-pig-ee-uhn], /mælˈpɪg i ən/, adjective
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How to use Malpighi in a sentence
The term "cell" had been introduced by Hooke in 1667, and Malpighi and Grew were the founders of the cell-doctrine.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
Malpighi could not satisfy himself as to the existence of seeds, which other botanists have pretended to discover.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
Malpighi could distinguish six of these layers, and Reaumur suspects there is often a greater number.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4) | William Kirby
Malpighi declares, that the head of a silk-worm that has recently cast its skin is four times larger than before the change.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4) | William Kirby
Malpighi and Grew were essentially plant-anatomists, though both dealt in physiological speculations.
British Dictionary definitions for Malpighi
Marcello (marˈtʃɛllo). 1628–94, Italian physiologist. A pioneer in microscopic anatomy, he identified the capillary system (1661)
- Malpighian (mælˈpɪɡɪən), adjective
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Scientific definitions for Malpighi
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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