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[del-broo k; German del-bryk]
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  1. Max [maks; German mahks] /mæks; German mɑks/, 1906–81, U.S. biologist, born in Germany: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1969.
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  • Delbruck and Forel have indicated the importance of auto-suggestion in the formation of pathological cheating and reverie.

    Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology

    C. G. Jung

British Dictionary definitions for delbruck


  1. Max. 1906–81, US molecular biologist, born in Germany. Noted for his work on bacteriophages, he shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1969
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delbruck in Medicine


(dĕlbruk′, -brük′)
  1. German-born American biologist. He shared a 1969 Nobel Prize for investigating the mechanism of viral infection in living cells.
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delbruck in Science


  1. German-born American biologist who was a pioneer in the study of molecular genetics. He discovered in 1946 that viruses can exchange genetic material to create new types of viruses. He shared a 1969 Nobel Prize for his work in viral genetics.
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