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[mawr-guh n] /ˈmɔr gən/
Charles Langbridge
[lang-brij] /ˈlæŋˌbrɪdʒ/ (Show IPA),
1894–1958, English novelist and critic.
Daniel, 1736–1802, American Revolutionary general.
Sir Henry, 1635?–88, Welsh buccaneer in the Americas.
John Hunt, 1826–64, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
J(ohn) P(ierpont)
[peer-pont] /ˈpɪər pɒnt/ (Show IPA),
1837–1913, U.S. financier and philanthropist.
his son, John Pierpont, 1867–1943, U.S. financier.
Julia, 1872–1957, U.S. architect.
Lewis Henry, 1818–81, U.S. ethnologist and anthropologist.
Thomas Hunt, 1866–1945, U.S. zoologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1933.
a male or female given name.


[mawr-guh n] /ˈmɔr gən/
one of a breed of light carriage and saddle horses descended from the stallion Justin Morgan.
Origin of Morgan
1865-70; named after the original sire owned by Justin Morgan (1747-98), a New England teacher Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Morgan
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  • It has been told me by Mrs. Morgan that I said: I have seen my error!

  • Morgan heard them, and resolved that Olger must go to fight for them.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • "Such people are hardly worth helping," Miss Morgan said sharply.

    Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
  • And with a cheery laugh, Dr. Morgan, who had no wife, went out.

    The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
  • “That is where I made my second mistake,” he 95 continued, speaking to Morgan and forcing his tone just enough to be heard.

    Nan of Music Mountain Frank H. Spearman
British Dictionary definitions for Morgan


an American breed of small compact saddle horse
Word Origin
C19: named after Justin Morgan (1747–98), American owner of the original sire


Edwin (George). (1920–2010), Scottish poet, noted esp for his collection The Second Life (1968) and his many concrete and visual poems; appointed Scottish national poet 2004
Sir Henry. 1635–88, Welsh buccaneer, who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English
John Pierpont. 1837–1913, US financier, philanthropist, and art collector
(Hywel) Rhodri (ˈrɒdrɪ). born 1939, Welsh Labour politician; first minister of Wales (2000–09)
Thomas Hunt. 1866–1945, US biologist. He formulated the chromosome theory of heredity. Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1933
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Word Origin and History for Morgan

surname, a very old Celtic name. As a type of horse, 1840, named for Justin Morgan (1747-1798), Vermont horse-breeder and music teacher; the breed was developed from a stallion he owned.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Morgan in Medicine

morgan mor·gan (môr'gən)

Abbr. M A unit for expressing the relative distance between genes on a chromosome based on the frequency with which the genes cross over; one unit equals a theoretical crossover value of 100 percent between two loci.

Morgan Mor·gan (môr'gən), Thomas Hunt. 1866-1945.

American biologist. He won a 1933 Nobel Prize for establishing the chromosome theory of heredity by his studies of the fruit fly Drosophila.

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Morgan in Science
American zoologist whose experiments with fruit flies demonstrated that hereditary traits are carried by genes on chromosomes and that traits can cross over from one chromosome to another. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1933.
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