Pavlov play biographical name Pav·lov \ˈpäv-ˌlȯf, ˈpav-, -ˌlȯv\ Definition of Pavlov Ivan Petrovich 1849–1936 Russ. physiol.Pavlovian play \pav-ˈlȯ-vē-ən, -ˈlō-; -ˈlȯ-fē-\ adjective Writing? Check your grammar now! Seen and Heard What made you want to look up Pavlov? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).