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Wilkins

[wil-kinz] /ˈwɪl kɪnz/
noun
1.
Sir George Hubert, 1888–1958, Australian Antarctic explorer, aviator, and aerial navigator.
3.
Maurice Hugh Frederick, 1916–2004, English biophysicist born in New Zealand: Nobel Prize in medicine 1962.
4.
Roy, 1901–81, U.S. journalist and civil-rights leader: executive secretary of the NAACP, 1955–77.
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  • Mrs. Wilkins, of all the aggravating women I ever came across, you are the worst.

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  • Poor Captain Wilkins of the Seaflower and his crew were among the latter.

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British Dictionary definitions for Wilkins

Wilkins

/ˈwɪlkɪnz/
noun
1.
Sir George Hubert. 1888–1958, Australian polar explorer and aviator
2.
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
Wilkins
  (wĭl'kĭnz)   
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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