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- Bernard, Claude 1813-1878. French physiologist noted for his study of the digestive and nervous systems.
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- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. French physiologist noted for research on secretions of the alimentary canal and the glycogenic function of the liver (1813-1878)
Germanic Bernhard, ber(n) "bear" + hard "brave, strong". Popularized by medieval European saints. (Wiktionary)