Tabula

tabula

Origin: L.

1. A table; a tablet.

2. (Science: zoology) One of the transverse plants found in the calicles of certain corals and hydroids. Tabula rasa [L], a smoothed tablet; hence, figuratively, the mind in its earliest state, before receiving impressions from without; a term used by Hobbes, locke, and others, in maintaining a theory opposed to the doctrine of innate ideas.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Tabula&oldid=64842"
First | Previous (Taboparesis) | Next (Tabular) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.