Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
(5 Jun 1656 - 28 Dec 1708)
Science Quotes by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1 quote)
We have several stones whose generation is incomprehensible unless it is supposed that they come from some kind of seed, if I may be permitted to use this term; that is to say, from a germ in which the organic particles of these stones are enclosed en petit, just as those of the largest plants are enclosed in the germs of their grains.
— Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
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