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, although his approach has since been much modified. He classified modern human beings into five broad categories (Caucasian, Mongoloid, Malayan, Ethiopian, and American), based mainly on cranial measurements.

Pronunciation:

Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich

/ˈblo͞omənˌbäKH/