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Swammerdam, Jan

Syllabification: Swam·mer·dam, Jan
Pronunciation: /ˈsvämərˌdäm

Definition of Swammerdam, Jan in English:

( 1637–80), Dutch naturalist and microscopist. He classified insects into four groups and was the first to observe red blood cells.

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