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Monro

(mən-rō)
  1. Family of Scottish anatomists and educators, including Alexander, (1697-1767), a renowned professor of anatomy at Edinburgh University (from 1720), who helped establish Edinburgh as a center of medical training and his son Alexander, (1733-1817), who worked on methods of surgical anesthesia.
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Historical Examples of monro

  • After an unheeded remonstrance, Miss Monro went to do her bidding.

    A Dark Night's Work

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • She loved Miss Monro—all the servants—especially Dixon, the coachman.

    A Dark Night's Work

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • Miss Monro was out of all patience at his entire calmness and reasonableness.

    A Dark Night's Work

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • And that is, perhaps, the final significance of Mr Monro's work.

  • Bobby was killed by the kick of an ass, and fell into the hands of Dr Monro.

    The Court of Cacus

    Alexander Leighton