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Avery

[ey-vuh-ree]
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noun
  1. Milton,1893–1965, U.S. painter.
  2. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “elf” and “favor.”
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  • Thacher was Avery's companion and survived to tell the tale.

  • Margaret followed her to ask whether Henry knew about Miss Avery's rudeness.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • You accepted a present from Miss Avery when you were married.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • She looked at Miss Avery intently, trying to understand the kink in her brain.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Miss Avery replied: "Things went on until there were no men."

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster


avery in Medicine

Avery

və-rē)Oswald 1877-1955
  1. American bacteriologist noted for establishing (1944) that DNA is responsible for the transmission of heritable characteristics.
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avery in Science

Avery

və-rē]
  1. Canadian-born American bacteriologist who demonstrated in 1944 that DNA was the material that caused genetic changes in bacteria. His work was vital to scientists who later established that DNA is the carrier of genetic information in all living organisms.
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