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Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich Syllabification: Blu·men·bach, Johann Friedrich
Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞omənˌbäKH/

Definition of Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich in English:

(1752–1840), German physiologist and anatomist. He is regarded as the founder of physical anthropology, although his approach has since been much modified. He classified modern human beings into five broad categories (Caucasian, Mongoloid, Malayan, Ethiopian, and American), based mainly on cranial measurements.
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