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[bahr-nahrd, -nerd for 1; bahr-nerd for 2–5] /ˈbɑr nɑrd, -nərd for 1; ˈbɑr nərd for 2–5/
Christiaan N(eethling) [kris-tyahn nit-ling] /ˈkrɪs tyɑn ˈnɪt lɪŋ/ (Show IPA), 1922–2001, South African surgeon: performed first successful human-heart transplant 1967.
Edward Emerson, 1857–1923, U.S. astronomer.
Frederick Augustus Porter, 1809–89, U.S. educator and advocate of higher education for women: president of Columbia University 1864–89.
George Gray, 1863–1938, U.S. sculptor.
Henry, 1811–1900, U.S. educator.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • The only further allusion to it occurs in Lady Barnard's will.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • Barnard wanted to draw people's attention to the power of images.

  • Clodagh, to her own annoyance, coloured; and Barnard smiled in his observant, quizzical fashion.

    The Gambler Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • Mr. Barnard was appointed to command her, and Augustus was going with him.

  • Since attack is ever the best defence, General Barnard ordered his men to move out and drive back the enemy.

    Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang
British Dictionary definitions for Barnard


Christiaan (Neethling). 1923–2001, South African surgeon, who performed the first human heart transplant (1967)
Edward Emerson. 1857–1923, US astronomer: noted for his discovery of the fifth satellite of Jupiter and his discovery of comets, nebulae, and a red dwarf (1916)
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Barnard in Medicine

Barnard Bar·nard (bär'nərd, bär-närd'), Christiaan Neethling. Born 1923.

South African surgeon who performed the first human heart transplant (1967).

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Barnard in Science
South African surgeon who performed the first successful human heart transplant in 1967.
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