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Harvey

masc. proper name introduced in England by Bretons at the Conquest; from Old French Hervé, Old Breton Aeruiu, Hærviu, literally "battle-worthy."

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Harvey from WordNet

Harvey (n.)
English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657);
Synonyms: William Harvey
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