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Kendrew

[ken-droo] /ˈkɛn dru/
noun
1.
John C(owdery)
[koh-dree] /ˈkoʊ dri/ (Show IPA),
1917–97, English scientist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1962.
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  • Anna reached the edge of the marsh on the side opposite to Kendrew's.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3) Mary Elizabeth Carter
  • Neither Kendrew nor I said much as we returned to the house.

    A Frontier Mystery Bertram Mitford
  • He cast one furtive glance at Mr. Kendrew, and turned away again.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • If Mr. Kendrew wanted information, why should Mr. Kendrew ask for it in that way?

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. Vanborough pushed the bottles in silence to Mr. Kendrew.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. Kendrew looked inquiringly at the youngest of the two girls.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • We two mothers, Mr. Kendrew, seem literally to live again in our children.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
  • On their departure Mr. Kendrew wisely started a new subject.

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  • Mr. Kendrew touched his host's arm, and suddenly interrupted him.

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  • However there was no harm done, and having roared for a boy to off-saddle, Kendrew led the way inside, on conviviality intent.

    A Frontier Mystery Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for Kendrew

Kendrew

/ˈkɛndruː/
noun
1.
Sir John Cowdery. 1917–97, British biochemist. Using X-ray diffraction he discovered the structure of myoglobin, for which he shared a Nobel Prize (1962) with Max Perutz
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Kendrew in Medicine

Kendrew Ken·drew (kěn'drōō'), John Cowdery. Born 1917.

British biologist. He shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for chemistry for determining the molecular structure of blood components.

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Kendrew in Science
Kendrew
  (kěn'dr')   
British molecular biologist who studied the chemistry of the blood and determined by x-ray crystallography the structure of the muscle protein myoglobin. For this work he shared with Max Perutz the 1962 Nobel Prize for chemistry.
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