[pap-uh n-hahy-mer, pah-puh n-]
- a heavy rapier of the 17th century, having a swept guard with two perforated plates.
Origin of pappenheimer
named after Gottfried Heinrich, Graf zu Pappenheim (1594–1632), German leader in the Thirty Years' War; see -er1
Also called Walloon sword.
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Pappenheimer brought about similar lesions in rats by the injection of a suspension of bone marrow from a rhachitic animal.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess