Definition of Virchow, Rudolf Karl in English:

Virchow, Rudolf Karl

proper noun

  • (1821–1902), German physician and pathologist, founder of cellular pathology. He argued that the cell was the basis of life and that diseases were reflected in specific cellular abnormalities. Virchow also stressed the importance of environmental factors in disease.

Pronunciation

Virchow, Rudolf Karl

/ˈvəːkəʊ//ˈfɪrço/