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Helmont

[hel-mont; Flemish hel-mawnt] /ˈhɛl mɒnt; Flemish ˈhɛl mɔnt/
noun
1.
Jan Baptista van
[yahn bahp tis-tah-vahn] /yɑn bɑp ˈtɪs tɑ vɑn/ (Show IPA),
1579–1644, Flemish chemist and physician.
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  • And it is not altogether an easy task to explain away the testimony of eminent men such as were van Helmont and Helvetius.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern H. Stanley Redgrove
  • And I remmember to our present purpose, that Helmont,Helmont pag.

    The Sceptical Chymist Robert Boyle
  • For I find not any other reason given by Helmont of his Pronouncing it so, then that it is insipid.

    The Sceptical Chymist Robert Boyle
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Helmont

/Flemish ˈhɛlmɔnt/
noun
1.
Jean Baptiste van (ʒɑ̃ batist vɑn). 1577–1644, Flemish chemist and physician. He was the first to distinguish gases and claimed to have coined the word gas
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