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Lynen

[lee-nen] /ˈli nɛn/
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1.
Feodor [fey-aw-dawr] /feɪˈɔ dɔr/ (Show IPA), 1911–1979, German biochemist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1964.
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Lynen Ly·nen (lē'nən, lü'-), Feodor. 1911-1979.

German biochemist. He shared a 1964 Nobel Prize for research on cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.

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