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n. - Italian physiologist who disproved the theory of spontaneous generation (1729-1799).

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  • The eighteenth-century preformation - ists, of whom Spallanzani was one and his friend
  • Spallanzani persuaded himself that he could see Animálcula infusòria which could be seen by nobody else.
  • Spallanzani placed fluids, which easily became putrid, in glass tubes, which he then hermetically sealed and boiled.
  • Spallanzani used glass flasks with slender necks that could be fused in a flame and were thus sealed hermetically beyond all doubt. for more
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