[spah-luhn-zah-nee; Italian spahl-lahn-tsah-nee]
Lazzaro [lahd-dzah-raw] , 1729–99, Italian biologist. Unabridged
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Spallanzani (ˌspæləntˈsɑːnɪ)
Lazzaro. 1729--99, Italian physiologist, noted esp for his experimental studies of microorganisms and his work on animal reproduction and digestion

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Spallanzani Spal·lan·za·ni (spāl'ən-zä'nē, späl'länt-sä'nē), Lazzaro. 1729-1799.

Italian physiologist who disproved the theory that microorganisms do not generate spontaneously. He is also noted for his research on circulation and digestion.

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