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  1. Fiona. Sharp, William.
  2. John James Rick·ard [rik-erd] /ˈrɪk ərd/, 1876–1935, Scottish physiologist: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel Prize in medicine 1923.
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Historical Examples

  • Happy country was ours to have a MacLeod on the spot through these troublous years!

    Policing the Plains

    R.G. MacBeth

  • Some hold that no woman may pass, and others that none may pass but a Macleod.

  • The prayer had ended and the Macleod party were sailing down the aisle.

    A Daughter of Raasay

    William MacLeod Raine

  • If you knew Macleod you 'd agree with me that he is a man of parts.

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    Eugene Field

  • "For the very best reason in the world," answered Mr. Macleod.

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    Eugene Field

British Dictionary definitions for macleod


  1. John James Rickard. 1876–1935, Scottish physiologist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1923) with Banting for their part in discovering insulin
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macleod in Medicine


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  1. British physiologist. He shared a 1923 Nobel Prize for the discovery and successful clinical application of insulin.
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