adjective (1), often capitalized
wolff·​ian | \ -ēən \

Definition of wolffian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: discovered or first described by Kaspar Friedrich Wolff


adjective (2)
variants: or less commonly Wolfian \ -​ēən \

Definition of Wolffian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Christian Wolff or his rationalistic philosophy

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History and Etymology for wolffian

Adjective (1)

Kaspar Friedrich Wolff †1794 German anatomist and embryologist + English -an

Adjective (2)

Christian von Wolff (Wolf) †1754 German philosopher + English -an

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“Wolffian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolffian. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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