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A.Word.A.Day--galen

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This week's theme: eponyms.

galen (GAY-luhn) noun

A physician.

[After Galen, a famous Greek physician in the 2nd century. He pioneered the study of anatomy and wrote extensively about his findings.]

See more usage examples of galen in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"I need a Galen for my fermenting mind seeking the vintner." Raficq Abdulla; Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi; Frances Lincoln Ltd; 2000.

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The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. -Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)

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