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Av·i·cen·na(ăv′ĭ-sĕn′ə) also Ibn Si·na (ĭb′ən sē′nə) Full name Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdullah ibn Sina. 980-1037.
Persian physician and Neoplatonist philosopher noted for his Canon of Medicine, a standard medical textbook used in Europe until the 17th century.
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(Biography) Arabic name ibn-Sina. 980–1037, Arab philosopher and physician whose philosophical writings, which combined Aristotelianism with neo-Platonist ideas, greatly influenced scholasticism, and whose medical work Qanun was the greatest single influence on medieval medicine
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Av•i•cen•na(ˌæv əˈsɛn ə)
A.D. 980–1037, Islamic physician and philosopher, born in Persia.
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See Ibn Sina, Hakim.
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|Noun||1.||Avicenna - Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)|
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