Definition of Barnard, Christiaan in US English:

Barnard, Christiaan

proper noun

  • (1922–2001), South African surgeon; a pioneer in human heart transplantation; full name Christiaan Neethling Barnard. He performed the first heart transplant in December 1967.

Pronunciation

Barnard, Christiaan

/ˈbärnərd/