k.f. wolff


[vawlf; English woolf]
Christian von [kris-tee-ahn fuhn] , Baron. Also, Wolf, 1679–1754, German philosopher and mathematician.
Kaspar Friedrich [kahs-pahr free-drikh] , 1733–94, German anatomist and physiologist.

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Wolff (vôlf), Kaspar Friedrich. 1733-1794.

German anatomist noted for his pioneering work in embryology. His chief work, Theoria Generationis (1759), refuted the theory of preformation, which held that the embryo is a fully formed miniature adult.

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