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La·voi·sier(lä-vwä-zyā′), Antoine Laurent 1743-1794.
French chemist who isolated the major components of air, disproved the phlogiston theory by determining the role of oxygen in combustion, and devised a system of chemical nomenclature. Lavoisier was executed during the Reign of Terror.
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(Biography) Antoine Laurent (ɑ̃twan lɔrɑ̃). 1743–94, French chemist; one of the founders of modern chemistry. He disproved the phlogiston theory, named oxygen, and discovered its importance in respiration and combustion
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La•voi•sier(ˌlɑv wɑzˈyeɪ, ləvˈwɑz-)
Antoine Laurent, 1743–94, French chemist.
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