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(pĕ-kā)Jean 1622-1674
  1. French anatomist who first described (1647) the thoracic duct.
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Historical Examples of pecquet

  • Strangely enough, the latter united with Riolan in opposing the discovery of Pecquet and denying its significance.

    An Epitome of the History of Medicine

    Roswell Park

  • It is to be noted that Asellius and Pecquet, both of them, made their discoveries as it were by chance.

  • Indeed, so sick and ailing did he appear to be that Mme. Pecquet suggested that his uncle should call in a doctor.

  • And you allow the name of a magistrate to be coupled in a police report with that of the woman Pecquet?