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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above
after Victor Babeş †1926 Romanian bacteriologist and H.C.Ernst †1922 American bacteriologist
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“Babes-Ernst body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Babes-Ernst%20body. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.
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