- William,1578–1657, English physician: discoverer of the circulation of the blood.
- a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “army” and “battle.”
- 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.”
- English physician, anatomist, and physiologist who discovered the circulation of blood in the human body (1628).
- English physician and physiologist who in 1628 demonstrated the function of the heart and the circulation of blood throughout the human body.