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Wolff

[vawlf; English woo lf] /vɔlf; English wʊlf/
noun
1.
Christian von
[kris-tee-ahn fuh n] /ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn fən/ (Show IPA),
Baron. Also, Wolf, 1679–1754, German philosopher and mathematician.
2.
Kaspar Friedrich
[kahs-pahr free-drikh] /ˈkɑs pɑr ˈfri drɪx/ (Show IPA),
1733–94, German anatomist and physiologist.
Related forms
Wolffian, adjective
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Wolff in Medicine

Wolff (vôlf), Kaspar Friedrich. 1733-1794.

German anatomist noted for his pioneering work in embryology. His chief work, Theoria Generationis (1759), refuted the theory of preformation, which held that the embryo is a fully formed miniature adult.

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