[tawr-i-chel-ee; Italian tawr-ree-chel-lee]
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  1. Evangelista (evandʒeˈlista). 1608–47, Italian physicist and mathematician, who discovered the principle of the barometer
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[tō′rə-chĕlē]Evangelista 1608-1647
  1. Italian mathematician and physicist noted for discovering that the atmosphere exerts pressure. He demonstrated that this pressure affected the level of mercury in a tube, thereby inventing the mercury barometer (1643).
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