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Leeuwenhoek

 [la´ven-ho̳k]
Anton (or Anthony) van (1632–1723). Dutch microscopist. Born in Delft, Holland, he made many interesting discoveries through his careful observations even though his work was not conducted on a definite scientific plan. He gave the first accurate description of the red blood cells in 1674, and in 1677 he described and illustrated the spermatozoa in animals. He investigated the structure of muscle, the crystalline lens, and teeth, and was the first to see protozoa and bacteria under the microscope.

Leeu·wen·hoek

(lā'wen-hūk),
Anton van, Dutch microscopist, 1632-1723. See: Leeuwenhoek canals.
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Yet their invisibility to the unaided eye kept us ignorant of their existence until the seventeenth century, when the Dutchman Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovered them through lenses that he produced with great skill.
They are also exquisite records of private life in seventeenth-century Holland, the age of Spinoza and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, of tulips and De Asfodil (probably misread in a bulb catalogue, because of the long s before an f, as "daffodil").
The image won't be very clear or bright, but neither were the first images seen by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, a Dutch scientist and one of the first pioneers of microscopy.