Pronunciation: (bär'närd, -nurd for 1; bär'nurd for 2–5), [key]
1. Chris•tiaan N(eeth•ling) Pronunciation: (kris'tyän nit'ling), [key] 1922-2001, South African surgeon: performed first successful human-heart transplant 1967.
2. Frederick Augustus Porter, 1809–89, U.S. educator and advocate of higher education for women: president of Columbia University 1864–89.
3. George Gray, 1863–1938, U.S. sculptor.
4. Henry, 1811–1900, U.S. educator.
5. a male given name.
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