Addison

[ ad-uh-suh n ]
/ ˈæd ə sən /

noun

Joseph,1672–1719, English essayist and poet.
Thomas,1793–1860, English physician.
a town in NE Illinois.
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Addison

/ (ˈædɪsən) /

noun

Joseph. 1672–1719, English essayist and poet who, with Richard Steele, founded The Spectator (1711–14) and contributed most of its essays, including the de Coverley Papers

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Medicine definitions for addison

Addison

[ ădĭ-sən ]
Thomas 1793-1860

English physician who first described (1849) Addison's disease and Addison's anemia.

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