Marcello Malpighi


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Synonyms for Marcello Malpighi

Italian anatomist who was the first to use a microscope to study anatomy and was among the first to recognize cells in animals (1628-1694)

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Ovists, including Marcello Malpighi and Jan Swammerdam, argued that a miniature human was housed within each female egg (then recently described by William Harvey); spermists such as Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Nicolas Hartsoeker argued that each sperm contained little people, or homunculi.