1. E·mil von [ey-meel fuh n] /ˈeɪ mil fən/, 1854–1917, German physician and bacteriologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1901.
  2. Vi·tus [vee-too s] /ˈvi tʊs/. Bering, Vitus. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (German ˈbeːrɪŋ) Emil (Adolf) von (ˈeːmiːl fɔn). 1854–1917, German bacteriologist, who discovered diphtheria and tetanus antitoxins: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1901
  2. (ˈbɛrɪŋ, ˈbɛər-) a variant spelling of Bering
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[bârĭng, bĕr-]Emil Von 1854-1917
  1. German physiologist. He won a 1901 Nobel Prize for work on serum immunization against diphtheria and tetanus.
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