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Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849-1934) was a US zoologist and academic specializing in marine biology. She introduced an embryology course at Mount Holyoke College, collected insects in the field, and also completed studies on chick embryos and earthworms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was also affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole. At Mount Holyoke, she became professor of zoology. She was known as an educator and a prominent zoologist, extending scientific knowledge and opportunity to women through education.
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