Definition of Harvey

1. Noun. 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).

Exact synonyms: William Harvey
Generic synonyms: Doc, Doctor, Dr., Md, Medico, Physician, Scientist

Definition of Harvey

1. Proper noun. (surname from=given names) ¹

2. Proper noun. (Celtic male given name), in modern use often transferred back from the surname. ¹

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Medical Definition of Harvey

1. William, 1578-1657. English anatomist, physiologist, and physician who first described the circulation of the blood in 1628. He understood that the interventricular septum is not porous so blood can not pass through it. He demonstrated the volume of blood which passes unidirectionally through a segment of a peripheral vein exceeds the volume of blood within the body, so blood must recirculate. He described the organization of the foetal circulation and the transition to the postnatal organization. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Harvey

Hartnup disorder
Hartnup syndrome
Hartogs number
Hartree-Fock approximation
Harvard University
Harvard comma
Harvard commas
Harvard format
Harvard formats
Harvery Williams Cushing
Harvest Festival
Harvey Wallbanger
Harvey sarcoma virus
Haser's formula
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Literary usage of Harvey

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1858)
"John harvey was Secretary to Governor Jenkins ; he settled on Albe- marie ... John harvey married Elizabeth, the widow of Governor Jenkins ; they had one ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"J. Lindley Flinn, as executor of harvey W. Flinn, also excepte because the report fails to provide for the payment of the debts of the said harvey W. Flinn ..."

3. The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century by Herbert Levi Osgood (1907)
"harvey, and their conveyance to England was intrusted to CHAP. ... In July, 1635, harvey and his two accusers landed at Plymouth. ..."

4. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"At sixteen, harvey was sent to Caius College, Cambridge, and graduated BA at ... But, desiring to become a physician, harvey wisely determined to proceed ..."

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