Bernard

Bernard

[ber-nar for 1; bur-nerd, bur-nahrd for 2]
noun
1.
Claude [klohd] , 1813–78, French physiologist.
2.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “bear” and “hardy.”
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Bernard (ˈbɜːnəd)
 
n
1.  Claude (klod). 1813--78, French physiologist, noted for his research on the action of secretions of the alimentary canal and the glycogenic function of the liver
2.  Saint, known as Bernard of Menthon and the Apostle of the Alps. 923--1008, French monk who founded hospices in the Alpine passes. Feast day: Aug 20

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Bernard
man's proper name, from Ger. Bernhard, lit. "bold as a bear," from O.H.G. bero "bear" + harti "hard, bold."
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Bernard Ber·nard (běr-när'), Claude. 1813-1878.

French physiologist noted for his study of the digestive and nervous systems.

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Bernard   (běr-när')  Pronunciation Key 
French physiologist noted for his study of the chemical reactions involved in the digestive system and of the connection between the liver and the nervous system. His work laid the foundation for experimental medicine.
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