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Luria

[loo r-ee-uh]
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noun
  1. Salvador Edward,1912–91, U.S. biologist, born in Italy: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1969.
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Historical Examples

  • She is loved by the Moorish captain Luria, who commanded the army of the Florentines.

    The Browning Cyclopdia

    Edward Berdoe

  • The officer in the Florentine army who was superseded by the Moorish leader Luria.

  • But what would the wisdom of Ogniben be worth in its pronouncements on a Luria or a Colombe?

    Robert Browning

    Edward Dowden

  • Luria withdraws from life "to prevent the harm Florence will do herself by striking him."

    Robert Browning

    Edward Dowden

  • Luria is one of the noblest and most heroic figures in Browning's works.


British Dictionary definitions for luria

Luria

noun
  1. Alexander Romanovich. 1902–77, Russian psychologist, a pioneer of modern neuropsychology. His most important work concerns the psychological effects of brain tumours
  2. Isaac (ben Solomon). 1534–72, Jewish mystic living in Egypt and Palestine: noted for his interpretation of the Cabbala
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luria in Medicine

Luria

(lurē-ə)
  1. Italian-born American biologist. He shared a 1969 Nobel Prize for investigating the mechanism of viral infection in living cells.
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luria in Science

Luria

[lurē-ə]
  1. Italian-born American biologist whose research on gene mutation and bacteria increased scientific understanding of the role of DNA in bacterial viruses.
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