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Ag·as·siz(ăg′ə-sē), Elizabeth Cabot Cary 1822-1907.
American educator who helped organize the predecessor of Radcliffe College (1879) and served as Radcliffe's first president (1894-1899).
A glacial lake of the Pleistocene Epoch extending over much of present-day Manitoba and including parts of Minnesota, North Dakota, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.
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(Biography) Jean Louis Rodolphe (ʒɑ̃ lwi rɔdɔlf). 1807–73, Swiss natural historian and geologist, settled in the US after 1846
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Ag•as•siz(ˈæg ə si)
1. Alexander, 1835–1910, U.S. oceanographer and marine zoologist, born in Switzerland.
2. his father, (Jean) Louis (Rodolphe) (ʒɑ̃) 1807–73, U.S. zoologist and geologist, born in Switzerland.
3. Lake, a lake existing in the prehistoric Pleistocene Epoch in central North America. 700 mi. (1127 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Agassiz - United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)|
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