Henri Milne-Edwards

Milne-Edwards, Henri (äNrēˈ mēlˌnādwärsˈ) [key], 1800–1885, French naturalist. He became professor at the Sorbonne (1843) and served at the Museum of Natural History, Paris, as professor (from 1841) and director (from 1864). He wrote important works on the crustaceans, mollusks, and corals and a noted textbook on zoology (1834). His principal work was a series on comparative anatomy and physiology (14 vol., 1857–81).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Zoology: Biographies