1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

2. A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. Etc.

3. The pictorial aspect of a country. "The landscape of his native country had taken hold on his heart." (Macaulay) Landscape gardening, The art of laying out grounds and arranging trees, shrubbery, etc, in such a manner as to produce a picturesque effect.

Origin: D. Landschap; land land + -schap, equiv. To E. -schip; akin to G. Landschaft, Sw. Landskap, Dan. Landskab. See Land, and -schip.

(01 Mar 1998)

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A transplantable, possibly isoantigenic, highly virulent neoplasm which can be grown in any strain of mice; the host is killed in a few days by what is apparently an anaplastic carcinoma.

American spelling: Landschutz tumor

(05 Mar 2000)

Karl, Austrian-U.S. Pathologist and Nobel laureate, 1868-1943.

See: Landsteiner-Donath test, Donath-Landsteiner cold autoantibody, Donath-Landsteiner phenomenon.

(05 Mar 2000)

Landsteiner-Donath testmedical dictionary

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Landsteiner, Karlbiographical dictionary


An This native of Vienna in 1900 discovered iso-agglutinins in human blood and then showed that blood had specific groups, which was responsible for the safety of giving blood transfusions.

With Alexander Weiner, he discovered the Rh factor in human blood. Along with Poppen he proved that poliomyelitis could be transmitted to subhuman primates by intraspinal injection.

From 1892 to 1943 Landsteiner published 346 scientific articles. In 1930, he became a winner of the Nobel Prize.

Lived: 1868-1943.

(15 Nov 1997)


A Swedish surgeon, 1869-1910.

See: Landstrom's muscle.

(05 Mar 2000)

Landstrom's musclemedical dictionary

<anatomy> Microscopic muscle fibres in the fascia behind and about the eyeball, attached anteriorly to the lids and anterior orbital fascia; its action is to draw the eyeball forward and the lids backward, resisting the pull of the four orbital muscle's.

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