Marcello [mahr-chel-law] , 1628–94, Italian anatomist.

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Malpighi (Italian malˈpiːɡi)
Marcello (marˈtʃɛllo). 1628--94, Italian physiologist. A pioneer in microscopic anatomy, he identified the capillary system (1661)

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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   (māl-pē'gē)  Pronunciation Key 
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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