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[ey-vuh-ree] /ˈeɪ və ri/
Milton, 1893–1965, U.S. painter.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “elf” and “favor.”. Unabridged
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  • Thacher was Avery's companion and survived to tell the tale.

  • You accepted a present from Miss Avery when you were married.

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  • Margaret followed her to ask whether Henry knew about Miss Avery's rudeness.

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  • She looked at Miss Avery intently, trying to understand the kink in her brain.

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  • Miss Avery replied: "Things went on until there were no men."

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Avery in Medicine

Avery A·ver·y (ā'və-rē), Oswald. 1877-1955.

American bacteriologist noted for establishing (1944) that DNA is responsible for the transmission of heritable characteristics.

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Avery in Science
Canadian-born American bacteriologist who demonstrated in 1944 that DNA was the material that caused genetic changes in bacteria. His work was vital to scientists who later established that DNA is the carrier of genetic information in all living organisms.
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