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[av-uh-sen-uh] /ˌæv əˈsɛn ə/
a.d. 980–1037, Islamic physician and philosopher, born in Persia. Unabridged
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Arabic name ibn-Sina. 980–1037, Arab philosopher and physician whose philosophical writings, which combined Aristotelianism with neo-Platonist ideas, greatly influenced scholasticism, and whose medical work Qanun was the greatest single influence on medieval medicine
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Latinization of name of Ibn Sina (980-1037), Persian philosopher and physician. Full name Abū ‘Alī al-Husayn ibn ‘Abd Allāh ibn Sīnā al-Balkhī.

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Avicenna in Medicine

Avicenna Av·i·cen·na (āv'ĭ-sěn'ə), 980-1037.

Persian physician and philosopher noted for his Canon of Medicine, a standard medical textbook used in Europe until the 17th century.

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Avicenna in Science
See Ibn Sina, Hakim.
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