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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.
References in classic literature ?
But the Hunter had listened to their talk, and as soon as they had gone he rose and climbed to the summit.
The Hunter now lay down and slept off his weariness.
They were chiefly the settlers of the western part of Missouri, who are the most famous bee hunters on the frontier, and whose favorite hunting ground lies within the lands of the Kansas tribe.
The old hunter gathered his tall person up into an air of pride during this dialogue, but he waited until the other had done speaking.
The black, with the aid of his master, threw the buck across the baggage and entering the vehicle themselves, the Judge invited the hunter to do so likewise.
When the heat-cloud sucks the tempest, when the slivered pine-trees fall, When the blinding, blaring rain-squalls lash and veer; Through the war-gongs of the thunder rings a voice more loud than all-- It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is Fear!
You seem to me to have acted all through this matter like a very brave and sensible girl, Miss Hunter.
Let him go; it will teach him a lesson," the hunters said.
But I see that if I were to live in a wilderness I should again be tempted to become a fisher and hunter in earnest.
It was no easy task, waiting on the cabin table, where sat Wolf Larsen, Johansen, and the six hunters.
But can you tell me, friend, what the traveller carries under the white cloth, he guards with teeth as sharp as a wolf that quarrels for the carcass the hunter has left?
Leo Hunter, that that remark fell from your lips, sir, she will indeed be proud,' said the grave man.