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Schwann

[shvahn; English shwahn]
noun
  1. The·o·dor [tey-oh-dawr] /ˈteɪ oʊˌdɔr/, 1810–82, German zoologist.
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Historical Examples of schwann

  • The yacht of this man Schwann has never been seen by my master.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • "On board Schwann's yacht, the Christabel," Selingman replied.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • Schwann then varied his experimental argument, with no alteration in the result.

  • "I am glad to see you," muttered Schwann, half ashamed of his own emotion.

  • Caillette threw herself between them, and Schwann dragged her back.


British Dictionary definitions for schwann

Schwann

noun
  1. Theodor (ˈteːodoːr). 1810–82, German physiologist, who founded the theory that all animals consist of cells or cell products
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schwann in Medicine

Schwann

(shvän)Theodor 1810-1882
  1. German physiologist and pioneer histologist who described (1839) the cell as the basic structure of animal tissue. He isolated pepsin in 1836, and in 1838 he described the myelin sheath.
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