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Johan Christian Fabricius

Fabricius, Johan Christian (yōhănˈ krĭsˈtyän fäbrēˈsyŏs) [key], 1745–1808, Danish entomologist. Influenced by the methods of Linnaeus, under whom he studied, he devised a system of classification of insects based on mouth structure. He taught at the Univ. of Kiel from 1775.

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