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[spah-luh n-zah-nee; Italian spahl-lahn-tsah-nee]
  1. Laz·za·ro [lahd-dzah-raw] /ˈlɑd dzɑ rɔ/, 1729–99, Italian biologist.
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Historical Examples

  • But our interest now is in his controversy with Spallanzani.

    Science and Morals and Other Essays

    Bertram Coghill Alan Windle

  • Stromboli has also been described by Spallanzani, Hoffmann, Daubeny, and others.

  • Spallanzani, Lazzaro: 1794, Memoria sopra le Meduse fosforiche.

  • Spallanzani cut off the legs and tail of a salamander six times, and Bonnet eight times, successively, and they were reproduced.

  • From these last facts, Spallanzani was led to regard the luminous matter as a compound of hydrogen and carburetted hydrogen gas.

British Dictionary definitions for spallanzani


  1. 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 in Medicine


(spăl′ən-zänē, späl′länt-sänē)Lazzaro 1729-1799
  1. 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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