t. schwann

Schwann

[shvahn; English shwahn]
noun
Theodor [tey-oh-dawr] , 1810–82, German zoologist.
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Schwann (German ʃvan)
 
n
Theodor (ˈteːodoːr). 1810--82, German physiologist, who founded the theory that all animals consist of cells or cell products

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Schwann (shvän), Theodor. 1810-1882.

German physiologist and pioneer histologist who described (1839) the cell as the basic structure of animal tissue. He isolated pepsin in 1836, and in 1838 he described the myelin sheath.

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