from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Vesalius, Andreas 1514-1564. Flemish anatomist and surgeon who is considered the founder of modern anatomy. His major work, On the Structure of the Human Body (1543), was based on meticulous dissection of cadavers.
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- n. a Flemish surgeon who is considered the father of modern anatomy (1514-1564)
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