Definition of Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich in English:

Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich

proper noun

  • (1752–1840), German physiologist and anatomist. He is regarded as the founder of physical anthropology, though his approach has since been much modified. He classified modern humans into five broad categories (Caucasian, Mongoloid, Malayan, Ethiopian, and American) based mainly on cranial measurements.

Pronunciation

Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich

/ˈbluːmənbɑːx/