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Bateson

[beyt-suh n] /ˈbeɪt sən/
noun
1.
William, 1861–1926, English biologist and geneticist.
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  • “I never did it before,” whimpered Bateson—it was hardly necessary to say that.

    The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
  • Poor young Bateson had a sorry time of it for the next week.

    The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
  • He let young Bateson alone, and kept to himself his feud with the master.

    The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
  • Bateson covered the ground in nineteen seconds and Jukes in twenty-one.

    The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
  • Nothing, said Dr. Bateson, could be more solemn and emphatic.

    The Sanitary Evolution of London

    Henry Lorenzo Jephson
  • Bateson compares it to a public examination to which every organism must submit itself.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • "Miss Bateson has lost her heart to him for ever, because of his carving," said the Lady Margaretta.

    Doctor Thorne

    Anthony Trollope
  • But Mr. Bateson could not be relied on to take this sensible view.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume I (of 3)

    Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • Mrs. Bateson has killed her pig, and there will be pork-pies for tea.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
  • Bateson often says to me, 'Kezia,' he says, 'call no man honest till his will's read.'

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
Bateson in Medicine

Bateson Bate·son (bāt'sən), William. 1861-1926.

British biologist who was one of the founders of the science of genetics. He experimentally proved Gregor Mendel's theories on heredity and published the first English translation of Mendel's work in 1900.

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