[ ban-ting ]

  1. Sir Frederick Grant, 1891–1941, Canadian physician: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel Prize 1923.

  2. (often lowercase) Bantingism.

Words Nearby Banting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Banting in a sentence

  • You learn about Banting — the doctor who invented insulin — selling the patent for one dollar so everybody could get it, changing forever the life of people with diabetes.

  • Musakung ang tulawug ug palabihan ug Banting, The spring pole will get a curve in it if you weigh it down too much.

  • I'd Banting you, and fit you to run without puffing, and get on without four or five meals a day.

    Jo's Boys | Louisa May Alcott
  • And by all means let him consult a qualified physician if he fears either that he is overdoing or underdoing his Banting.

    One Third Off | Irvin S. Cobb
  • Among the best known obesity cures may be mentioned those formulated by Banting, Oertel and Ebstein.

    Dietetics for Nurses | Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • The following methods recommended by Banting, Oertel, and Ebstein are included here.

    Dietetics for Nurses | Fairfax T. Proudfit

British Dictionary definitions for banting (1 of 2)


/ (ˈbæntɪŋ) /

  1. obsolete slimming by avoiding eating sugar, starch, and fat

Origin of banting

C19: named after William Banting (1797–1878), London undertaker who popularized this diet

British Dictionary definitions for Banting (2 of 2)


/ (ˈbæntɪŋ) /

  1. Sir Frederick Grant . 1891–1941, Canadian physiologist: discovered the insulin treatment for diabetes with Best and Macleod (1922) and shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine with Macleod (1923)

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Scientific definitions for Banting


[ băntĭng ]

  1. Canadian physician who with the Scottish physiologist John Macleod won a 1923 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the hormone insulin. Banting and his assistant Charles Best experimented on diabetic dogs, demonstrating that insulin lowered their blood sugar. Insulin was tested and proven effective on humans within months of the first experiments with dogs. In acknowledgment of Best's work, Banting gave him a share of his portion of the Nobel Prize.

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