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[wil-kinz] /ˈwɪl kɪnz/
Sir George Hubert, 1888–1958, Australian Antarctic explorer, aviator, and aerial navigator.
Maurice Hugh Frederick, 1916–2004, English biophysicist born in New Zealand: Nobel Prize in medicine 1962.
Roy, 1901–81, U.S. journalist and civil-rights leader: executive secretary of the NAACP, 1955–77. Unabridged
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  • We all of us have a peculiar way of seeing our own side of any given case before examining the others; so it was with Wilkins.

    In And Out Edgar Franklin
  • Topper, a bachelor.Dick Wilkins, a fellow apprentice of Scrooge's.

    A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
  • But,” continued Mr Wilkins, with a look of profound gravity, “at present I happen to be troubled with a great difficulty.

    Philosopher Jack R.M. Ballantyne
  • Not to know Mrs. Wilkins was indeed to argue oneself unknown.

    An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner
  • Both started up; Mr. Wilkins white, shaking, and trying to say something, but unable to form a sensible sentence.

    A Dark Night's Work Elizabeth Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for Wilkins


Sir George Hubert. 1888–1958, Australian polar explorer and aviator
Maurice Hugh Frederick. 1916–2004, British biochemist, born in New Zealand. With Crick and Watson, he shared the Nobel prize 1962 for his work on the structure of DNA
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Wilkins in Medicine

Wilkins Wil·kins (wĭl'kĭnz), Maurice Hugh Frederick. Born 1916.

British biophysicist. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for his contributions to the determination of the structure of DNA.

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Wilkins in Science
British biophysicist who contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA. He worked with Rosalind Franklin to produce x-ray studies of DNA that helped Francis Crick and James Watson establish its structure as a double helix. For this work Wilkins shared with Crick and Watson the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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