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Hunter

 [hun´ter]
John (1728–1793). “Founder of scientific surgery.” Born in England, he learned dissection from his brother William and then acquired extensive knowledge of gunshot wounds in the army, of which he was later appointed surgeon-general. Upon retiring from the army, he practiced surgery and lectured on anatomy and surgery. His merit rests with the sound pathologic reasons upon which his surgical procedures were based. Hunter was also the first to study teeth scientifically. In 1783 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Royal Academy of Surgery at Paris.

Hun·ter

(hŭn'tĕr),
Charles, Canadian physician, 1872-1955. See: Hunter syndrome.

Hun·ter

(hŭn'tĕr),
William, English pathologist, 1861-1937. See: Hunter glossitis.

Hun·ter

(hŭn'tĕr),
William, Scottish anatomist and obstetrician, 1718-1783. See: Hunter ligament, Hunter line, Hunter membrane.

Hun·ter

(hŭn'tĕr),
John, Scottish surgeon, anatomist, physiologist and pathologist, 1728-1793. See: Hunter canal, Hunter gubernaculum, Hunter operation, Hunter-Schreger bands, Hunter-Schreger lines.
Drug slang A regional street term for cocaine
Sports medicine A person who hunts game animals—deer, elk, turkeys—with a firearm—e.g., rifle, shotgun—or other weapon—e.g., compound bow, crossbow

hunter

Sports medicine A person who hunts game animals–eg, deer, elk, turkeys, with a firearm–eg, rifle, shotgun or other weapon–eg, compound bow, crossbow etc

hunter

a horse used for hunting. A hunter can be any size or shape but is in most cases the product of mating a thoroughbred stallion to a draft mare. Their role is much wider than carrying a rider to a hunt; they are now the mainstay of the jumping and eventing scene.

hunter clip
the horse's long winter coat is clipped except for the limbs and saddle place.