Schwann

[shvahn; English shwahn]
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noun

The·o·dor [tey-oh-dawr] /ˈteɪ oʊˌdɔr/, 1810–82, German zoologist.

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Schwann

noun

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

[shvän]Theodor 1810-1882

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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