georges l chretien f dagobert cuvier


[kyoo-vee-ey, koov-yey; French ky-vyey]
Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert [zhawrzh ley-aw-pawld krey-tyan frey-dey-reek da-gaw-ber] , Baron, 1769–1832, French naturalist: pioneer in the fields of paleontology and comparative anatomy. Unabridged
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Cuvier (ˈkjuːvɪeɪ, French kyvje)
Georges (Jean-Leopold-Nicolas-Frédéric) (ʒɔrʒ), Baron. 1769--1832, French zoologist and statesman; founder of the sciences of comparative anatomy and palaeontology

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Cuvier   (ky'vē-ā')  Pronunciation Key 
French anatomist who is considered the founder of comparative anatomy. He originated a system of zoological classification that grouped animals according to the structures of their skeletons and organs. Cuvier extended his system to fossils; his reconstructions of the way extinct animals looked, based on their skeletal remains, greatly advanced the science of paleontology.
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