Definition of Baer, Karl Ernest von in English:

Baer, Karl Ernest von

proper noun

  • (1792–1876), German biologist. He discovered that ova were particles within the ovarian follicles, and formulated the principle that in the developing embryo general characteristics appear before special ones. His studies were used by Darwin in the theory of evolution.

Pronunciation:

Baer, Karl Ernest von

/bɛː/