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Noun: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
  1. Dutch pioneer microscopist who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and who gave the first accurate descriptions of microbes and spermatozoa and blood corpuscles (1632-1723)
    - Leuwenhoek, Leeuwenhoek, Anton van Leuwenhoek, Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Type of: microscopist

Encyclopedia: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek