Definition of Steno, Nicolaus in US English:

Steno, Nicolaus

proper noun

  • (1638–86), Danish anatomist and geologist; Danish name Niels Steensen. His ideas are now regarded as fundamental—that fossils are the petrified remains of living organisms, that many rocks arise from consolidation of sediments and occur in layers in the order in which they were laid down.


Steno, Nicolaus