Definition of Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van in English:

Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van

Syllabification: Lee·u·wen·hoek, Antoni van
Pronunciation: /ˈlāvənˌho͞ok, ˈlāYən-
( 1632–1723), Dutch naturalist. He developed a lens for scientific purposes and was the first to observe bacteria, protozoa, and yeast. He accurately described red blood cells, capillaries, striated muscle fibers, spermatozoa, and the crystalline lens of the eye.

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