harvey


noun

  1. William,1578–1657, English physician: discoverer of the circulation of the blood.
  2. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
  3. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “army” and “battle.”

noun

  1. William. 1578–1657, English physician who discovered the mechanism of blood circulation, expounded in On the motion of the heart (1628)

masc. proper name introduced in England by Bretons at the Conquest; from Old French Hervé, Old Breton Aeruiu, Hærviu, literally “battle-worthy.”

  1. English physician, anatomist, and physiologist who discovered the circulation of blood in the human body (1628).

  1. English physician and physiologist who in 1628 demonstrated the function of the heart and the circulation of blood throughout the human body.

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