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[ken-dl] /ˈkɛn dl/
Edward Calvin, 1886–1972, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1950.
a male given name. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Kendall


Edward Calvin. 1886–1972, US biochemist, who isolated the hormone thyroxine (1916). He shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1950) with Phillip Hench and Tadeus Reichstein for their work on hormones
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Kendall in Medicine

Kendall Ken·dall (kěn'dl), Edward Calvin. 1886-1972.

American biochemist. He shared a 1950 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning the hormones of the adrenal cortex.

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