duct of Wirsung

duct of Wir·sung

noun \-ˈvir-(ˌ)zŋ, -zəŋ\

Definition of DUCT OF WIRSUNG

Biographical Note for DUCT OF WIRSUNG

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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