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Wolff

[ vawlf; English woolf ]
/ vɔlf; English wʊlf /
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noun
Chris·ti·an von [kris-tee-ahn fuhn], /ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn fən/, Baron. Also Wolf. 1679–1754, German philosopher and mathematician.
Kas·par Frie·drich [kahs-pahr -free-drikh], /ˈkɑs pɑr ˈfri drɪx/, 1733–94, German anatomist and physiologist.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Wolff

Wolff·i·an, adjective
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Wolff
[ vôlf ]
Kaspar Friedrich 1733-1794

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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