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  1. Ru·dolf [roo-dawlf] /ˈru dɔlf/, 1821–1902, German pathologist, anthropologist, and political leader.
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Historical Examples of virchow

  • A place in pathology was first assured to them by Virchow's discovery of leukæmia.

    Histology of the Blood

    Paul Ehrlich

  • On this count, then, I claim acquittal, being for the moment on the side of Virchow.

  • Virchow, I fancy, and Nikola Tesla made some suggestive remarks.

    The Blue Germ

    Martin Swayne

  • Professor Virchow is, I doubt not, an accomplished English scholar.

  • Virchow came to Munich only on the 20th, and delivered his speech on the 22d.

British Dictionary definitions for virchow


  1. Rudolf Ludwig Karl (ˈruːdɔlf ˈluːtvɪç karl). 1821–1902, German pathologist, who is considered the founder of modern (cellular) pathology
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virchow in Medicine


(vîrkō, fîrKHō)Rudolf 1821-1902
  1. German physician and pathologist known for his contributions to cell theory and the study of disease.
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