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 (păv′lôf′, -lôv′, päv′ləf), Ivan Petrovich 1849-1936.
Russian physiologist who is best known for discovering the conditioned response. He won a 1904 Nobel Prize for research on the nature of digestion.

Pav·lo′vi·an (păv-lō′vē-ən, -lô′-) adj.
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(ˈpævlɒv; Russian ˈpavləf)
(Biography) Ivan Petrovich (iˈvan pɪˈtrɔvitʃ). 1849–1936, Russian physiologist. His study of conditioned reflexes in dogs influenced behaviourism. He also made important contributions to the study of digestion: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1904
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(ˈpæv lɒf, -lɔf)

Ivan Petrovich, 1849–1936, Russian physiologist.
Pav•lov′i•an (-ˈloʊ vi ən, -ˈlɔ-) adj.
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