Definition of Cuvier
1. Noun. French naturalist known as the father of comparative anatomy (1769-1832).
Generic synonyms: Natural Scientist, Naturalist
Medical Definition of Cuvier
1. Baron Georges L.C.F.D. De la, French scientist, 1769-1832. See: Cuvier's ducts, Cuvier's veins. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Cuvier
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1. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1866)
"This, then, is the real service rendered by cuvier, that he overthrew the artificial system which the genius of ..."
2. The Monthly Review (1831)
"By the Baron cuvier. Translated, with large additional Descriptions of all the Species ... The researches which the illustrious cuvier has so successfully ..."
3. A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century by John Theodore Merz (1907)
"l Nor can we look upon the great prominence which cuvier gives to French names in the course of his survev p 41. Deserved " » give iven to as unjust or ..."
4. Masterpieces of Murder: An Edmund Pearson True Crime Reader by Edmund Lester Pearson, Gerald Gross (1876)
"Then they took and soon disappeared. ice hen sparrow returned and her husband, as cuvier conjectured, mr an animated account of his ..."
5. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1895)
"In 1795, cuvier laid down the great principle, that the study and classification of animals was to be, not as heretofore, with a view to external ..."
6. History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1894)
"appealed to by geologists, ever since cuvier published his examination of ... cuvier. So long as the organic fossils which were found in the strata of the ..."