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duct of Wir·sung

n :  PANCREATIC DUCT a
 
Wirsung, Johann Georg (1600-1643),
German anatomist. A professor of anatomy at Padua, Italy, Wirsung discovered and drew an illustration of the excretory duct of the pancreas in 1642. The following year he published a formal description. Shortly thereafter, he was assassinated in a dispute over his claims of discovery.
 
   

 
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