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Gabriel Fallopius

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Biological Sciences.


Italian anatomist, who was professor of anatomy at Pisa (from 1548) and Padua (from 1551). Best known for his discoveries about the human skeletal and reproductive...

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Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The largest animal indigenous to Egypt was the hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, Egyptian db or ḫʒb). Numerous representations of this heavily built mammal, with its plump features and...

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Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

A shield or shield-like structure. The word is derived from pelte, a small, light shield used by Greek and Roman troops.

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Sir John Carew Eccles

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Contemporary History (Post 1945).


Australian physiologist who was awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the chemical changes that bring about the transmission or...

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Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Any of a number of domesticated breeds of the species Sus scrofa (q.v.). Popular breeds include Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Hereford, Ohio Improved Chester, Poland China,...

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