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Har·vey(här′vē), William 1578-1657.
English physician who demonstrated (1628) that blood circulates through the human body with the heart acting as a pump.
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(Biography) William. 1578–1657, English physician who discovered the mechanism of blood circulation, expounded in On the motion of the heart (1628)
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William, 1578–1657, English physician.
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|Noun||1.||Harvey - English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)|
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