Share this entry

Share this page

Barnard, Christiaan

Line breaks: Chris|tiaan Bar|nard
Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːnɑːd

Definition of Barnard, Christiaan in English:

( 1922–2001), South African surgeon; full name Christiaan Neethling Barnard. He pioneered human heart transplantation, performing the first operation of this kind in December 1967.

Definition of Barnard, Christiaan in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day libretto
Pronunciation: lɪˈbrɛtəʊ
the text of an opera…