Discoveries in the Biology between the 16th and 19th Centuries
- University of Mississippi
- Biology 160
- Discoveries in the Biology between the 16th and 19th Centuries
Last Modified: 2014-06-17
- Studied the human body by dissection, ignoring the authority of Galen
- Described the metamorphosis (body change) of the silkworm
- Demonstrated the path of the blood in the human body
- Discovered and named "cells" in cork
- The first person to see living cells
- Devised the system of binomial nomenclature, that is, the genus/species naming of plants and animals
- Founded the study of comparative anatomy
- Devised the word biology
- Greek words: Bio meaning "life", Logus meaning "study"
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