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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
References in classic literature ?
Leo Hunter, 'I must make you promise not to stir from my side the whole day.
Leo Hunter, playfully tapping the editor's arm with her fan (Minerva with a fan!).
Leo Hunter, bestowing another tap on the slumbering lion of the Eatanswill GAZETTE.
Leo Hunter to a well-whiskered individual in a foreign uniform, who was passing by.
Then thought the Hunter, 'The cabbage must have already begun to work.' And he said, 'I will go to the kitchen and fetch it myself.'
When the Hunter had washed his face, so that the changed ones might know him, he went into the yard, saying, 'Now you shall receive a reward for your faithlessness.'
Then the Hunter said that to the old donkey, which was the witch, three beatings and one meal; to the younger one, which was the servant, one beating and three meals; and to the youngest one, which was the maiden, no beating and three meals; for he could not find it in his heart to let the maiden be beaten.
Then the Hunter took pity on them, laid aside his anger, and told the miller to drive them back again.
The hunters were still arguing and roaring like some semi-human amphibious breed.
None the less, his success continued, and the less skilful hunters were often kept busy hauling in his meat.
"I am minded to build me an IGLOO," he said one day to Klosh-Kwan and a number of the hunters. "It shall be a large IGLOO, wherein Ikeega and I can dwell in comfort."
So, on his next trip, Bim and Bawn, two young men, and of hunters the craftiest, followed after him, taking care not to be seen.