Steno Nicolaus

Related to Steno Nicolaus: Niels Stensen

Sten·o

 (stĕn′ō), Nicolaus or Nicholas 1638-1686.
Danish naturalist and priest who contended that fossils such as sharks' teeth were the remains of once-living animals rather than mineral growths, and who formulated some of the fundamental principles of stratigraphy.
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