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M. J. Schleiden


a German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 formulated the cell theory (born: 1804 – died: 1881)


person noun (people)

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Matthias Jakob Schleiden
(Born: 5 April 1804, Hamburg, Holy Roman Empire – Died: 23 June 1881(1881-06-23) (aged 77), Frankfurt am Main, German Empire)

a German botanist and co-founder of the cell theory, along with Theodor Schwann and Rudolf Virchow. Born in Hamburg, Schleiden was educated at Heidelberg, then practiced law in Hamburg, but soon developed his love for the botany into a full-time... (40 of 466 words, 2 images)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Schleiden, Matthias Jakob | Matthias Jakob Schleiden | Matthias Schleiden | Schleiden, Matthias
(Born: 1804 – Died: 1881)

German botanist. He was professor at the universities of Jena (1839-1863) and Dorpat (1863-1864). With Theodor Schwann, he's credited with ... (20 of 61 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

Schleiden | Matthias Schleiden | Matthias Jakob Schleiden | Schleiden, Matthias | Schleiden, Matthias Jakob
(Born: 1804 – Died: 1881)

German botanist. (2 of 15 words, pronunciations)


Collins Dictionary:

physiologist | physiology

someone who studies or specializes in physiology | the branch of science concerned with the functioning of organisms | the processes and functions of ... (22 of 391 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)


Oxford Dictionary:

physiology | physiologic [derived] | physiological [derived] | physiologically [derived] | physiologist [derived]

the branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts. | the way in which a living organism or bodily part ... (26 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

physiology | physiologist [noun, related]

the branch of biology dealing with the functions and vital processes of living organisms or their parts and organs | the functions and vital ... (23 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

physiology [uncountable] | physiologist [singular] | physiologists [plural]

the science that deals with the way that the bodies of living things operate | the way that the body of a particular living thing operates (25 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

physiology | physiologist [noun, related]

The biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts. | All the functions of a living organism or any of its parts. (24 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a person who studies physiology (5 of 10 words, pronunciations)



physiologist | physiologists [plural]

A person who studies or specializes in physiology. (8 of 9 words)



histology | histologies [plural] | microanatomy [histology] | histological [adjective, related] | histologic [adjective, related] | histologically [adverb, related] | histologist [noun, related]

a branch of anatomy that deals with the minute structure of animal and plant tissues as discernible with the microscope | tissue structure or ... (23 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

histology | microanatomy [anatomy] | histologic [adjective, derived] | histological [adjective, derived] | histologically [adverb, derived] | histologist [noun, derived]

a branch of anatomy concerned with the study of the microscopic structures of animal and plant tissue (17 of 44 words, pronunciations)

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