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Wolff

[vawlf; English woo lf]
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  1. Chris·ti·an von [kris-tee-ahn fuh n] /ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn fən/, Baron.Also Wolf.1679–1754, German philosopher and mathematician.
  2. Kas·par Frie·drich [kahs-pahr free-drikh] /ˈkɑs pɑr ˈfri drɪx/, 1733–94, German anatomist and physiologist.
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Related formsWolff·i·an, adjective
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Wolff

(vôlf)Kaspar Friedrich 1733-1794
  1. German anatomist noted for his pioneering work in embryology. His chief work, Theoria Generationis (1759), refuted the theory of preformation, which held that the embryo is a fully formed miniature adult.
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