Virchow-Robin spaces

Virchow-Robin spaces
Vir·chow-Rob·in spaces (fērґko ro-băґ) [R.L.K. Virchow; Charles Philippe Robin, French anatomist, 1821–1885] see under space.

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  • Charles-Philippe Robin — (4 June 1821–5 October 1885) was a French anatomist, biologist, and histologist who was born in Jasseron, département Ain. He studied medicine in Paris, and while still a student took a scientific journey with Hermann Lebert to Normandy and the… …   Wikipedia

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  • space — Any demarcated portion of the body, either an area of the surface, a segment of the tissues, or a cavity. SEE ALSO: area, region, zone. SYN: spatium [TA]. [L. spatium, room, s.] alveolar dead s …   Medical dictionary

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