r.m. taliaferro hunter

Hunter

[huhn-ter]
noun
1.
John, 1728–93, Scottish surgeon, physiologist, and biologist.
2.
Robert mercer Taliaferro [mur-ser tol-uh-ver] , 1809–87, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1839–41.
3.
a male given name.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To r.m. taliaferro hunter
Collins
World English Dictionary
hunter (ˈhʌntə)
 
n
1.  Female equivalent: huntress a person or animal that seeks out and kills or captures game
2.  a.  a person who looks diligently for something
 b.  (in combination): a fortune-hunter
3.  a specially bred horse used in hunting, usually characterized by strength and stamina
4.  a specially bred dog used to hunt game
5.  See also half-hunter Also called: hunting watch a watch with a hinged metal lid or case (hunting case) to protect the crystal

Hunter (ˈhʌntə)
 
n
1.  John. 1728--93, British physician, noted for his investigation of venereal and other diseases
2.  his brother, William. 1718--83, British anatomist and obstetrician

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

Hunter Hun·ter (hŭn'tər), John. 1728-1793.

British surgeon who founded pathological anatomy in England.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature