Definitions for "Abraham Trembley"
n. An 18th century Swiss naturalist (1710-1784), best known for his studies of the freshwater hydra.
Abraham Trembley (September 3, 1710 – May 12, 1784) was a Swiss naturalist. He is best known for being the first to study freshwater polyps or hydra and for being among the first to develop experimental zoology. His mastery of experimental method has led some historians of science to credit him as the "father of biology".See Ratcliff, op.cit., p. 556, n. 1.