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

  • 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.

  • 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


  1. 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

claude in Medicine


  1. 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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