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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Grenville family

Colin Anson.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 1078 words.

English family of politicians, patrons and collectors.

Colin Anson

(b Sept 26, 1711; d Stowe, Bucks, Sept 11, 1779).

He was brought...

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Roscioli, Giovanni Maria

Eleonora Villa.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 306 words.

(b Foligno, May 26, 1604; d Rome, Sept 26, 1644).

Italian churchman and collector. Born of an aristocratic Umbrian family, he became a monk at the age of 17 and in 1624 became...

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