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Ve•sa•li•usvɪˈseɪ li əs, -ˈseɪl yəs(n.)

  1. Andreas, 1514–64, Flemish anatomist.

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  1. Vesalius, Andreas Vesalius(noun)

    a Flemish surgeon who is considered the father of modern anatomy (1514-1564)

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  1. Andreas Vesalius

    Andreas Vesalius was a Brabantian anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica. Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy. He was professor at the University of Padua and later became Imperial physician at the court of Emperor Charles V. Andreas Vesalius is the Latinized form of the Dutch Andries van Wezel, a common practice among European scholars in his time. His name is also given as Andrea Vesalius, Andrea Vesalio, Andreas Vesal, André Vesalio and Andre Vesalepo.

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