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[el-ee-uh n, -on]
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  1. Gertrude Belle,1918–99, U.S. pharmacologist: Nobel Prize 1988.
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  • El, and Elion, were titles, by which the people of Canaan distinguished their chief Deity.

    A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I.

    Jacob Bryant

elion in Medicine


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  1. American drug researcher. She shared a 1988 Nobel Prize for developing drugs to treat leukemia and gout.
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[ĕlē-ən, -ŏn′]
  1. American pharmacologist who, with George Hitchings, developed drugs to treat leukemia and malaria, gout, herpes, and urinary and respiratory tract infections. She and Hitchings shared with Sir James Black the 1988 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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