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Baltimore

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[ bawl-tuh-mawr, -mohr ]
/ ˈbɔl təˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr /
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noun
a black nymphalid butterfly, Melitaea phaeton, characterized by orange-red, yellow, and white markings, common in those areas of the northeastern U.S. where turtlehead, the food plant of its larvae, is found.
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Origin of Baltimore

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see origin at Baltimore oriole

Other definitions for Baltimore (2 of 2)

Baltimore2
[ bawl-tuh-mawr, -mohr ]
/ ˈbɔl təˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr /

noun
David, born 1938, U.S. microbiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1975.
a seaport in N Maryland, on an estuary near the Chesapeake Bay.
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British Dictionary definitions for Baltimore (1 of 2)

Baltimore1
/ (ˈbɔːltɪˌmɔː) /

noun
a port in N Maryland, on Chesapeake Bay. Pop: Pop: 628 670 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for Baltimore (2 of 2)

Baltimore2
/ (ˈbɔːltɪˌmɔː) /

noun
David . born 1938, US molecular biologist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1975) for his discovery of reverse transcriptase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for Baltimore

Baltimore
[ bôltə-môr′ ]
David Born 1938

American microbiologist. He shared a 1975 Nobel Prize for research on the interaction of tumor viruses and genetic material.
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Scientific definitions for Baltimore

Baltimore
[ bôltə-môr′ ]
David Born 1938

American microbiologist who discovered the enzyme reverse transcriptase, which is capable of passing information from RNA to DNA. Prior to this discovery, it was assumed that information could flow only from DNA to RNA. He won a 1975 Nobel Prize for his research into the connection between viruses and cancer.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for Baltimore

Baltimore

Largest city in Maryland.

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Named after Lord Baltimore, founder of the colony of Maryland. The city is a major industrial center and port.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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