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Haldane

[hawl-deyn]
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noun
  1. John Bur·don San·der·son [bur-dn san-der-suh n] /ˈbɜr dn ˈsæn dər sən/, 1892–1964, English biochemist, geneticist, and writer.
  2. his fatherJohn Scott,1860–1936, Scottish physiologist and writer.
  3. Richard BurdonViscount Haldane of Cloan, 1856–1928, Scottish jurist, statesman, and writer (brother of John Scott).
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Historical Examples

  • “When folks are wed, they commonly have gifts made them,” said Haldane with a smile.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • “I shall think of her, not of you,” replied Haldane shortly.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • “If your confession is to be of any avail to you, it must be complete,” said Haldane gravely.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • “It is thy confession of sin wherewith I deal,” answered Haldane sternly.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • “That depends on the planets,” replied Haldane mysteriously.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt


British Dictionary definitions for haldane

Haldane

noun
  1. J (ohn) B (urdon) S (anderson) 1892–1964, Scottish biochemist, geneticist, and writer on science
  2. his father, John Scott. 1860–1936, Scottish physiologist, noted particularly for his research into industrial diseases
  3. his brother, Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan. 1856–1928, British statesman and jurist. As secretary of state for war (1905–12) he reorganized the army and set up the territorial reserve
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haldane in Medicine

Haldane

(hôldān′, -dən)
  1. Family of Scottish intellectuals and scientists, including John Scott Haldane (1860-1936), a physiologist noted for his studies of the exchange of gases during respiration; and his son John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892-1964), a geneticist.
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