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Relating to Cartesius, latinized form of Descartes.
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CartesianRelating to the philosophy, methods or coordinates of (Des)cartes, who proposed the notion of a mind-body dualism (‘ghost in the machine’) which has haunted medical thought ever since, but which is now beginning to be rejected by many of those with enough interest to consider the matter. (Rene Descartes, 1596–1650, French mathematician and philosopher)
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Descartes,René, French philosopher, mathematician, physiologist, 1596-1650.
cartesian - relating to Cartesius, latinized form of Descartes.
Descartes law - for two given media, the sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant relation to the sine of the angle of refraction. Synonym(s): law of refraction
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