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[mahl-pee-gee] /mɑlˈpi gi/
[mahr-chel-law] /mɑrˈtʃɛl lɔ/ (Show IPA),
1628–94, Italian anatomist.
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[mal-pig-ee-uh n] /mælˈpɪg i ən/ (Show IPA),
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/Italian malˈpiːɡi/
Marcello (marˈtʃɛllo). 1628–94, Italian physiologist. A pioneer in microscopic anatomy, he identified the capillary system (1661)
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Malpighian (mælˈpɪɡɪən) adjective
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Malpighi in Medicine

Malpighi Mal·pi·ghi (māl-pē'gē, mäl-), Marcello. 1628-1694.

Italian anatomist who pioneered the use of a microscope in the study of anatomy and discovered the capillary system.

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Malpighi in Science
Italian anatomist who was the first to use a microscope in the study of anatomy. He discovered the capillary system, extending the work of William Harvey. He is also noted for his studies of the structure of the lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, skin, brain, and spinal cord.
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