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Avicenna

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Pronunciation: /ˌavɪˈsɛnə
 
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Definition of Avicenna in English:

( 980–1037), Persian-born Islamic philosopher and physician; Arabic name ibn-Sina. His philosophical system, drawing on Aristotle but in many ways closer to Neoplatonism, was the major influence on the development of scholasticism. His Canon of Medicine was a standard medieval medical text.

Words that rhyme with Avicenna

antenna, duenna, henna, Jenna, Jenner, Morwenna, Ravenna, senna, Siena, sienna, tenner, tenor, Vienna

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