Spallanzani

[ spah-luh n-zah-nee; Italian spahl-lahn-tsah-nee ]
/ ˌspɑ lənˈzɑ ni; Italian ˌspɑl lɑnˈtsɑ ni /

noun

Laz·za·ro [lahd-dzah-raw] /ˈlɑd dzɑ rɔ/, 1729–99, Italian biologist.
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Spallanzani

/ (ˌspæləntˈsɑːnɪ) /

noun

Lazzaro. 1729–99, Italian physiologist, noted esp for his experimental studies of microorganisms and his work on animal reproduction and digestion

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Spallanzani

[ spăl′ən-zänē, späl′länt-sänē ]
Lazzaro 1729-1799

Italian physiologist who disproved the theory that microorganisms generate spontaneously. He is also noted for his research on circulation and digestion.

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