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Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van Line breaks: An¦toni van Leeu¦wen|hoek
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪv(ə)nhuːk/

Definition of Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van in English:

(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 fibres, spermatozoa, and the crystalline lens of the eye.
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