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Meaning of "Herophilus" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HEROPHILUS

Herophilus  [hɪəˈrɒfɪləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEROPHILUS

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Herophilus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HEROPHILUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Herophilos

Herophilos, sometimes Latinized Herophilus, was a Greek physician deemed to be the first anatomist. Born in Chalcedon, he spent the majority of his life in Alexandria. He was the first scientist to systematically perform scientific dissections of human cadavers and recorded his findings in over nine works which are all lost. He was an early pioneer of the scientific method. Together with Erasistratus he is regarded as a founder of the great medical school of Alexandria.

Definition of Herophilus in the English dictionary

The definition of Herophilus in the dictionary is died ?280 bc, Greek anatomist in Alexandria. He was the first to distinguish sensory from motor nerves.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HEROPHILUS


acidophilous
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
acidophilus
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
ammophilous
æˈmɒfɪləs
anemophilous
ˌænɪˈmɒfɪləs
coprophilous
kəˈprɒfɪləs
endophyllous
ɛnˈdɒfɪləs
eosinophilous
ˌiːəʊsɪˈnɒfɪləs
geophilous
dʒiːˈɒfɪləs
hydrophilous
haɪˈdrɒfɪləs
hygrophilous
haɪˈɡrɒfɪləs
lithophilous
lɪˈθɒfɪləs
necrophilous
neˈkrɒfɪləs
nitrophilous
naɪˈtrɒfɪləs
ombrophilous
ɒmˈbrɒfɪləs
sclerophyllous
sklɛˈrɒfɪləs
Theophilus
θɪˈɒfɪləs
thermophilous
θɜːˈmɒfɪləs
tropophilous
trəʊˈpɒfɪləs
xerophilous
zɪˈrɒfɪləs
xiphophyllous
zɪˈfɒfɪləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEROPHILUS

Herr
Herren
Herrenvolk
Herrick

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEROPHILUS

Angelus
bacillus
calculus
chambered nautilus
cumulus
hilus
modulus
nautilus
oculus
paper nautilus
pearly nautilus
pilus
plus
stimulus
strobilus
stylus
surplus
Tellus
trochilus
Troilus

Synonyms and antonyms of Herophilus in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Herophilus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEROPHILUS

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Translator English - Chinese

Herophilus
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Herófilo
570 millions of speakers

English

Herophilus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Herophilus
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هيروفيلوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Герофил
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Herophilus
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Herophilus
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Hérophile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Herophilus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Herophilos
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヘロピロス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Herophilus
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Herophilus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Herophilus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Herophilus
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हेरोफीलस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Herofilus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Erofilo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Herophilus
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Герофил
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Herophilus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Herophilus
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Herophilus
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Herophilus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Herophilus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Herophilus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEROPHILUS»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Herophilus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEROPHILUS»

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Herophilus: The Art of Medicine in Early Alexandria: ...
He made especially impressive contributions to many branches of anatomy. Von Staden assembles the fragmentary evidence concerning one of the more important scientists of ancient Greece.
Heinrich von Staden, 1989
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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
Pneuma is present not only in the nerves, according to Herophilus, but also in the arteries, mixed with blood, whereas the veins carry only blood. This uncanny, though not precise, parallel to the modern recognition that the arteries carry ...
Nigel Guy Wilson, 2006
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A History of Medicine: Roman medicine
The Empiricists' paradigm, in fact, far from being inimical to experimentation, was based on it and, although resting on therapeutics, was not less valid than that of Herophilus and Erasistratus, which rested mainly on physiology and anatomy.76  ...
Plinio Prioreschi, 1998
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Ancient Egyptian Medicine
Royal patronage and support made possible the work of Herophilus who, early in the third century bc, moved to Egypt to practise medicine in Alexandria. He was born about 325 bc in Calcedon, on the Asiatic side of the Bosporus, and had ...
John F. Nunn, 2002
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Minds behind the Brain : A History of the Pioneers and Their ...
The leading Alexandrian dissector was an anatomist named Herophilus of Chalcedon, who practiced around 300 B.C. He reportedly dissected hundreds of cadavers.2 Erasistratus, a slightly younger scientist, also participated in human ...
Department of Psychology Washington University Stanley Finger Professor, 2000
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A History of Medicine
Little is known about the life of Herophilus, who is said to have flourished about 300 B.C., except that he was a student of Praxagoras and the author of many lost medical treatises. There is no direct evidence that Herophilus was a member of ...
Lois N. Magner, 1992
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Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
It may be — though we cannot be sure — that Herophilus conceded that there was a certain amount of blood present in the arteries as well, to nourish the membranes or tunics.59 Here he differed from Erasistratus and came closer to the ...
Mirko D. Grmek, Bernardino Fantini, 2002
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Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, 1514-1564
It was Herophilus who was responsible for the terms "venous artery" (pulmonary vein) and "arterial vein" (pulmonary artery) which were employed by later anatomists, including Vesalius, as late as the seventeenth century. Herophilus seems to ...
Charles Donald O'Malley, 1964
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Glasgow Medical Journal
Was Herophilus or Erasistratus the older ? When named together, we sometimes hear of Herophilus and Erasistratus, sometimes of Erasistratus and Herophilus. The question arises which was the earlier in Alexandria ? or which was the older  ...
‎1893
10
Histoire de la Douleur
Nonetheless, the term vtvpov (neuron), or nerve, did not yet correspond to a very well-defined anatomical reality50 as is clear in this commentary by Rufus of Ephesus on Herophilus and Erasistratus: "The 'nerve' is a simple, solid body, the  ...
J. A. Cadden, Louise Elliott Wallace, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEROPHILUS»

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Taylor Swift's “Style” Deserves a More Stylish Video
One such doctor was Herophilus c.hypnosisThe medicine man or woman could choose whom to treat how and when. Avatar Image ... «Wondering Sound, Feb 15»
2
The Right Chemistry: Early doctors knew the importance of pulse …
In the fourth century BC, the Greek physician Herophilus used a portable water clock to take a pulse measurement, and 100 years later, Galen, ... «Montreal Gazette, Oct 14»
3
The Mystery of the Tomb of Alexander the Great
One could find here the Musaeum (University) with its famous Library, the Polytehneio and the Herophilus Medical School. And one could also ... «Huffington Post, Sep 14»
4
Your health and financial wealth are closely linked
“When health is absent, wealth is useless,” Herophilus, the ancient Greek physician, tells us. Another sage of antiquity, the Roman poet Virgil, ... «The Tennessean, Aug 14»
5
How Ancient Alexandria Became an Intellectual Center
Herophilus, pioneer in the study of anatomy, after training at the renowned medical center on Cos where Hippocrates had practiced, set himself ... «Wired, Mar 14»
6
My First Patient
Following in a tradition that dates back to the story of Herophilus, a Greek physician living in Alexandria, Egypt in 300 BC, we -- as first year ... «Huffington Post, Mar 14»
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'Al-Zahrawi was greatest Muslim surgeon, greater authority than …
Since then with the course of time some great physicians were involved in developing the surgery like Homer, Hippocrates, Herophilus, ... «ummid.com, Dec 13»
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Al-Zahrawi was greatest Muslim surgeon: Prof. HN Rafiabadi
Since then with the course of time some great physicians were involved in developing the surgery like Homer, Hippocrates, Herophilus, ... «TwoCircles.net, Dec 13»
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Gavin Francis
Ancient anatomists like Herophilus and Galen didn't notice them because in death the glands look similar to fat, and the kidneys are embedded ... «London Review of Books, Aug 13»
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Animal Testing: A Long, Unpretty History
Early Greek physician-scientists performed experiments on living animals. Herophilus and Erasistratus, for example, examined sensory nerves, ... «Medical Daily, Jun 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Herophilus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/herophilus>. Jul 2019 ».
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