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Pronunciation: la-vwah'se-ya

Definition: Antoine Laurent, 1743–1794. French lawyer, chemist, and civil servant; his 1789 Elements of Chemistry offered a new and more systematic understanding of the discipline. Died on the guillotine during the Terror in 1794, a victim of the French Revolution.

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