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Cuvier

[kyoo-vee-ey, koov-yey; French ky-vyey] /ˈkyu viˌeɪ, kuvˈyeɪ; French küˈvyeɪ/
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1.
Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert
[zhawrzh ley-aw-pawld krey-tyan frey-dey-reek da-gaw-ber] /ʒɔrʒ leɪ ɔˈpɔld kreɪˈtyɛ̃ freɪ deɪˈrik da gɔˈbɛr/ (Show IPA),
Baron, 1769–1832, French naturalist: pioneer in the fields of paleontology and comparative anatomy.
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Cuvier

/ˈkjuːvɪeɪ; French kyvje/
noun
1.
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')   
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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