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[klawd; French klohd] /klɔd; French kloʊd/
Albert, 1899–1983, U.S. biologist, born in Belgium: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1974.
Also, Claud. a male given name: from a Roman family name meaning “lame.”. Unabridged
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  • My name is Claude Bennett, and I'm happy to make your acquaintance.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • John had not greatly liked the look of Mr. Claude Jannissary.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • But you, Teresa, were born to see life through the Claude glass.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Claude and the keeper Lucas were on the look out to see that the band did not come back.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • I summoned my faithful Claude, and learned that we were to stop and wait for help.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
British Dictionary definitions for Claude


/klɔːd; French klod/
Albert. 1898–1983, US cell biologist, born in Belgium: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1974) for work on microsomes and mitochondria
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Word Origin and History for Claude

masc. proper name, from French form of Claudius.

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Claude in Medicine

Claude (klōd), Albert. 1899-1983.

Belgian-born American biologist who was among the first to use the electron microscope for biological research. He shared a 1974 Nobel Prize for developing methods of separating and analyzing cell components.

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