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Herophilus

/hɪəˈrɒfɪləs/
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died ?280 bc, Greek anatomist in Alexandria. He was the first to distinguish sensory from motor nerves
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Herophilus He·roph·i·lus (hə-rŏf'ə-ləs), fl. c. 300 b.c.

Greek anatomist and surgeon. A pioneer of dissection, he compared the human anatomy to that of other animals and gave detailed descriptions of the brain, liver, spleen, and sexual organs.

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