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[fir-khoh] /ˈfɪr xoʊ/
[roo-dawlf] /ˈru dɔlf/ (Show IPA),
1821–1902, German pathologist, anthropologist, and political leader. Unabridged
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  • The organism has become, in the words already borrowed from Virchow, "a sum of vital unities."

    Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Virchow, I fancy, and Nikola Tesla made some suggestive remarks.

    The Blue Germ Martin Swayne
  • Be that as it may, however, our present concern lies not with these matters, but with Virchow the pathologist and teacher.

  • A place in pathology was first assured to them by Virchow's discovery of leukæmia.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • And Virchow's first step, according to the principles he now declares, must be a motion to abrogate this paragraph.

  • Professor Virchow is, I doubt not, an accomplished English scholar.

  • This would be in accordance with the opinion of Virchow, who looks upon the negro as the descendant of the Pygmy.

    Man And His Ancestor Charles Morris
  • Virchow came to Munich only on the 20th, and delivered his speech on the 22d.

  • The municipal hospitals are six in number, the largest of which is the Virchow hospital, situate in Moabit and opened in 1906.

  • The most interesting interview that I had with any of my professors was with Virchow.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
British Dictionary definitions for Virchow


/German ˈfɪrçɔf/
Rudolf Ludwig Karl (ˈruːdɔlf ˈluːtvɪç karl). 1821–1902, German pathologist, who is considered the founder of modern (cellular) pathology
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Virchow in Medicine

Virchow Vir·chow (vēr'kō, fēr'KHō), Rudolf. 1821-1902.

German physician and pathologist known for his contributions to cell theory and the study of disease.

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