j. b. van helmont

Helmont

[hel-mont; Flemish hel-mawnt]
noun
Jan Baptista van [yahn bahp tis-tah-vahn] , 1579–1644, Flemish chemist and physician.
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Helmont (Flemish ˈhɛlmɔnt)
 
n
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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