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Gegenbaur, Karl

Karl Gegenbaur (kärl gā´gənbour), 1826–1903, German anatomist. A professor at the universities of Jena (1855–73) and Heidelberg (1873–1901), he was influential as a teacher. He emphasized the value of comparative anatomy in the study of evolution and of homologies. He showed (1861) that the ovum of every vertebrate is a single cell.

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Gegenbaur, Karl

Gegenbaur, Karl

(b. Würzburg, Germany, 21 August 1826; d. Heidelberg, Germany, 14 June 1903)

anatomy.

For a detailed study of his life and work, see Supplement.

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