Bichat, Marie François Xavier

Bichat, Marie François Xavier märē´ fräNswä´ zävyā´ bēshä´ [key], 1771–1802, French anatomist and physiologist. He studied the tissues, giving them that name and classifying them into 21 types this work was the basis of modern histology. He wrote Traité des membranes (1800), Recherches physiologiques sur la vie et sur la mort (1800), Traité d'anatomie descriptive (1801–3, in 5 vol.), and Anatomie générale (1801).

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