Definition of Anton van Leeuwenhoek

1. Noun. 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).

Exact synonyms: Anton Van Leuwenhoek, Leeuwenhoek, Leuwenhoek
Generic synonyms: Microscopist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anton Van Leeuwenhoek

Antoine Lavoisier
Anton's syndrome
Anton-Babinski syndrome
Anton Bruckner
Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekov
Anton Gregor Rubinstein
Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Anton Pavlovich Chekov
Anton Piller order
Anton Piller orders
Anton Rubenstein
Anton van Leeuwenhoek (current term)
Anton van Leuwenhoek
Antoni type A neurilemoma
Antoni type B neurilemoma
Antoniadi scale
Antonin Dvorak
Antonine Wall
Antonio Allegri da Correggio
Antonio Gaudi

Literary usage of Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Inside the Cell by Maya Pines (1990)
"One of the most remarkable early microscopists was a Dutch draper named Anton van Leeuwenhoek, who ground his own lenses as a hobby. ..."

2. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1918)
"... Anton van Leeuwenhoek, in the latter part of the seventeenth century, definite ocular evidence for such a belief did not exist. ..."

3. The Structure and Functions of Bacteria by Alfred G. Fischer (1900)
"THE first historically recorded discovery of bacteria was made more than two hundred years ago by Anton van Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch naturalist and pioneer in ..."

4. Sir Thomas Browne by Edmund Gosse (1905)
"... had not yet been brought to the aid of anatomical research; when Browne's book saw the light, Anton van Leeuwenhoek was but a boy of seventeen. ..."

5. American Sewerage Practice by Leonard. Metcalf, Harrison Prescott Eddy (1915)
"... imagined invisible minute organisms might cause some of the visible changes in matter,1 bacteria were first seen by Anton van Leeuwenhoek about 1683. ..."

6. Nature's Enigma: The Problem of the Polyp in the Letters of Bonnet, Trembley by Virginia P. Dawson (1987)
"The apparent absence of mating in aphids had been noted by Anton van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) and by Giacinto Cestoni (1637-1718). ..."

7. Nature's Enigma: The Problem of the Polyp in the Letters of Bonnet, Trembley by Virginia Parker Dawson (1987)
"Neither Anton van Leeuwenhoek nor Marcello Malpighi, the two greatest microscopists of the late seventeenth century, '"Peter Bowler. ..."

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