Definition of Metchnikoff
1. Noun. Russian bacteriologist in France who formulated the theory of phagocytosis (1845-1916).
Generic synonyms: Bacteriologist
Medical Definition of Metchnikoff
1. Elie, Russian biologist in Paris and Nobel laureate, 1845-1916. See: Metchnikoff's theory. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Metchnikoff
Literary usage of Metchnikoff
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Putnam's Magazine (1908)
"IE Metchnikoff Who devotes his life to scientific research and the popularization of science M. Elie Metchnikoff has the exceeding good fortune to be an ..."
2. Intestinal Auto-intoxication by Adolphe Combe, Albert Fournier, William Gaynor States (1908)
"That is why Metchnikoff has modified the preparation of yoghourt and instead of introducing all the microbic flora existing in the natural ferments just ..."
3. Studies in immunization against tuberculosis by Karl Von Ruck, Silvo Von Ruck (1916)
"The Cellular Theory of Metchnikoff The phagocytic theory of Metchnikoff, ... Metchnikoff sees in phagocytosis not a simple mechanical incorporation, ..."
4. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"VI Metchnikoff AND TOLSTOI THE Darwin celebration at Cambridge, in June 1909, ... One of the most remarkable men present was Elie Metchnikoff. ..."
5. Life After Death, Problems of the Future Life and Its Nature by James Hervey Hyslop (1918)
"The first answer to the human query would be that of Metchnikoff. ... Metchnikoff proposes the protection of the digestive tract as a measure of preventing ..."
6. Public sanitation, and other papers: And Other Papers by Clement Adelbert Whiting (1916)
"ELIE Metchnikoff. Each age has its own standard of greatness, ... Elie Metchnikoff was born in Southern Russia in 1845 and he is consequently 67 years of ..."